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17:00 - 19:00 18 January 2016

Power, development and messy politics: dilemmas of international aid


Council Room | Rubin Building (link Map)
29–30 Tavistock Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

International aid is under increasing scrutiny. While donors and development NGOs point to the positive impact aid has in developing countries, critics argue that aid does more harm than good by facilitating rights abuses. Human rights organisations and British newspapers, in particular, have been critical of what they see as taxpayer-funded support for corrupt and repressive regimes. Given the messy politics and extreme situations that donors and development NGOs often face in developing countries, how should they respond to the dilemmas arising from international aid? What types of rules should guide their actions, and how could these rules be justified? This UCL Global Governance Institute event considers these issues. The event will start with presentations by the speakers, followed by a Q&A, and a discussion with the audience. The event will be followed by a drinks reception.


Monica Barbone
+44 (0)20 3108 9289 | m.barbone@ucl.ac.uk