Easterly: PSD-7 no 'Turning Point' for US Foreign Aid Reform

Aid reform is possible and already in the works, says prominent aid critic Bill Easterly, but the presidential study directive on U.S. global development policy is not likely to become the “major turning point.”

Easterly was responding in his Aid Watch blog to a reader’s “spirited rebuttal” of a post in the Aid Watch blog regarding a recently leaked PSD-7 draft. The New York University economics professor noted that the post was not written by him, but by his fellow Aid Watch writer Laura Freschi.

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