1 Good governance is not one-size-fits all

One of the pillars of economic development is governance. Programs like the broad-based Washington Consensus relied upon improving governments to ensure that economic reforms such as trade liberalization and privatization of public enterprises. The alphabet soup of major donors like the World Bank, USAID and DfID have a applied wide-stroke solutions to governance.…

4 The most amazing story from a most neglected country

The East African country of Burundi is so poor and neglected it doesn’t even seem to be of interest to most aid organizations. “We are off the map, almost completely ignored,” said Deogratias Niyizonkiza, an expat Burundian who thankfully just goes by “Deo.” Maybe you know Deo’s story. It’s in…