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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Jokowi has a plan

Economist Vito Tanzi once said that when rules can be used to extract bribes, more rules will be created. And when more rules appear, more bribes will be needed to bargain down the red tape, and so on.… Continue Reading

The plunder of foreign aid

“A little more than forty years ago, an observation was made that foreign aid was aid from the poor people of the rich countries to the rich people of the poor countries.… Continue Reading

Uganda repaying €4 million in stolen Irish aid

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs said the government of Uganda will repay €4 million that was diverted from an Irish aid package.

A report by the Irish Examiner said the Prime Minister of Uganda Patrick Amama Mbabazi ‘denied any knowledge of the fraud through his office and insisted none of the missing money was ever paid to him.’… Continue Reading

The Africa Aid Circus

I am one of those Africans who strongly believe that aid achieves very little of its intended objectives and fuels, among others, dependency and corruption. Dependency, of course, is a bad thing as it demotivates governments from developing local capacity.… Continue Reading

Compliance Training As Foreign Aid

Eighteen senior government officials from Afghanistan will receive anti-corruption training in Singapore through an international aid package.

A report last week by Channel News Asia said the week-long training program is part of a $1 million technical assistance package that Singapore pledged at the International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan.… Continue Reading