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EEP 151/Econ 171 Economic Development Fall 2007 Policy Brief #3 How to make aid work? Due at the beginning of class, Tuesday October 9 There are three important books that recently came out with very different perspectives on foreign aid: Jeffrey Sachs. 2005. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time. Penguin Press. William Easterly. 2006. The White Man’s Burden . Penguin Press. Paul Collier. 2007. The Bottom Billion . Oxford University Press These books were reviewed by Nicholas Kristof and Michael Clemens. Jeffrey Sachs and William Easterly both contributed to the debate. Nicholas Kristof. 2006. “Aid: Can it work?” http://www.nybooks.com/articles/19374 Michael Clemens. 2007. “Smart Samaritans: Is there a third way in the development
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Unformatted text preview: debate?” http://www.cgdev.org/content/publications/detail/14379 Jeffrey Sachs. 2006. “How aid can work.” http://www.nybooks.com/articles/19721 William Easterly. 2007. “The white man’s burden”. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/19802 In your policy brief indicate: What is the position of each protagonist on foreign aid and how does it differ from the other two? (One paragraph on each protagonist: Sachs, Easterly, and Collier) In a concluding paragraph, indicate what is your position relative to these three authors. Use the title to convey your position on the debate....
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  • Fall '07
  • William Easterly, Jeffrey Sachs, Harvard University alumni, The White Man's Burden, Paul Collier, Development specialists

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