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The debate on whether and how the aid industry should engage with resource-rich countries and their often corrupt and undemocratic governments is far from new, but it has gained new urgency in the wake of massive natural resource discoveries across much of the developing world.
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Till Bruckner is the founder of TranspariMED, an initiative that works to end evidence distortion in medicine, and manages advocacy for Transparify, an initiative promoting transparency and integrity in policy research. In his previous life, he worked in international development, occupying both field and research roles. Till is interested in the hidden power relationships that structure global politics and our everyday lives, and in finding new ways of using research and advocacy to make the world a better place. Till holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Bristol, U.K.