Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa

Book Forum
April 3, 2009 4:00PM
Auditorium/1st floor/Wintergarden
Featuring the author Dambisa Moyo; with comments by Todd Moss, Center for Global Development; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity;


One of the greatest myths of our time is that foreign aid can help Africa fight poverty and increase growth. So says Zambian author Dambisa Moyo, who calls aid an “unmitigated economic, political, and humanitarian disaster” that has made Africans poorer. She will explain why aid fails and propose an “aid-free solution” to development based on the experience of successful African countries. Todd Moss will comment on the book and aid effectiveness by drawing on his research and work in the region, most recently as Deputy Assistant Secretary of African Affairs in the U.S. Department of State.