Wondering How Aid Could Be Bad for Development?

This NY Times article on the effects of aid spending in Uganda is essential reading for those interested in aid and development.
“Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light On Uganda,” Celia Dugger, July 29, 2011

For every dollar of foreign aid given to the governments of developing nations for health, the governments decreased their own health spending by 43 cents to $1.14, the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found in a 2010 study. According to the institute’s updated estimates, Uganda put 57 cents less of its own money toward health for each foreign aid dollar it collected.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/3…

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