Do cash transfers boost development more than billion-dollar aid projects, which often lack sustainability or never get off the ground? Diana Ohlbaum — a Washington insider — takes a hard look in part 2 of our series "Foreign aid effectiveness: A radical rethink."

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  • Diana Ohlbaum

    Ohlbaum is an independent consultant, an executive committee member of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network and a principal of Turner4D, a strategic communications firm. She has served as senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a senior professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a deputy director of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Transition Initiatives.