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Center for Global Development hosted a book launch event for Carol Lancaster's new book, Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politcs. Lancaster's book, and the subsequent discussion, raised the following questions: Why do governments give foreign aid? How have those purposes changed over the past half century? Why do they differ from donor government to donor government? What difference do donor intentions make to the size and impact of foreign aid? Andrew Natsios, Special Envoy, Sudan, U.S. Department of State, served as a discussant and Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby served as moderator. Center for Global Development President Nancy Birdsall delivered opening remarks. Read event transcript (pdf, 127KB)
Copies of Carol Lancaster's Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics are available for purchase through Politics & Prose.