Does Aid Work?

28/05/2010 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

Aid works: The estimated percentage of underweight children under five has dropped from 25% in 1990 to 16% in 2010.

Aid works: Fewer children are dying – annual global deaths of children under five falling to 8.8 million in 2008 – down by 30% since 1990.

Aid works: the number of women dying each year from pregnancy and childbirth went down to about 342,900 in 2008 from 526,300 in 1980.

Aid works: The number of people with HIV in Africa receiving anti-retroviral drugs has gone up from 100,000 in 2003 to 3 million today.

Aid works: Two hundred million bednets have been distributed since 2006, cutting deaths from malaria by half in some African countries.

Aid works.

But rich countries continue to fail to meet targets for promised aid to Africa.
(See this article in The Economist

Maybe that is where we should be focusing our energy?


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