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Expensive Poverty: Why Aid Fails and How It Can Work by author, Greg Mills

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​Africa has received $1.2 trillion in development assistance since 1990. Even though donors have spent more than $1 000 per person over these 30 years, the average income of sub-Saharan Africans has increased by just $350.

The continent has very little to show for this money, some of which has been consumed by the donors themselves, much of it by local governments and elites. There must be a better way to address the poverty pandemic.

Join the author, Greg Mills as he discusses why trillions of dollars have failed to eliminate poverty and enrich human development in Africa. 

About the author:

Greg Mills is the director of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation. During a career of research and advice spanning 40 African countries, he has emerged as among the foremost analysts of economic and political development on the African continent. He has been engaged as an adviser by some two dozen African governments, and he has extensive experience in other countries where aid has been a major factor, serving as the head of the International Security Assistance Force’s Prism strategic analysis group in Afghanistan, and in detailed fieldwork assignments across Asia and Latin America.

Date: 15 November 2021

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

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