Panel discussion: Is foreign aid good or bad for Africa?
Veranstaltungsreihe 50 Jahre DEZA
Despite substantial foreign aid inflows over the last 50 years, development progress in many African countries has been modest. To what extent was this caused by internal driving forces of development, and to what extent by aid and other external forces? Has aid been insufficient and ineffective? Could improved aid programmes contribute to overcome this deplorable trend? Or does foreign aid paralyse internal forces of development and do more harm than good?
- Luísa Días Diogo, former Prime Minister of Mozambique (2004-2010), Member of the Parliament and Member of the Council of Women World Leaders
- James Shikwati, Kenyan economist, Director of the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN), writer and outspoken critic of foreign aid in Africa
- Gregor Binkert, World Bank Country Director for Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon
- Prof. Dr. Katharina Michaelowa, Professor of Political Economy and Development at the University of Zurich and Director of the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich
Main building of the ETH Zurich
Auditorium Maximum (HG F 30)