Right or wrong, aid partnerships are inevitable

Published: 20 March 2012

"The Canadian International Development Agency’s recent decision to spend millions of dollars funding collaborative projects between Canadian NGOs and mining companies has generated an often heated debate."

Professor Oxhorn argues that this growing polemic is misplaced and that such partnerships are inevitable.  It is not a question of what is “right” or “wrong,” or whether Canadian aid money could be better spent in other ways.

Philip Oxhorn is a professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development.


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