Aid Cannot Incite Development

Many see aid as a cure for underdevelopment. Not so, says William Easterly, co-director of New York University's Development Research Institute. Easterly doesn't believe aid is useless - after all, he says, it has helped saved lives, particularly of children in the developing world.

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    David Lepeska

    David has served as U.N. correspondent for the newswire UPI and reported for several major newspapers, including the New York Daily News and Newsday. He was chief correspondent for the Kashmir Observer in Srinagar, India, and regularly contributes to the Economist, among other publications. Since 2007, David has reported for Devex News from Washington, New York, as well as South Asia.