Debate

Basics
3 The aid debate doesn’t work, but it can be fixed

Three weeks ago I joked of a broken ceasefire of words between eminent development economists Bill Easterly and Jeffrey Sachs. My attempt at levity regarding a protracted debate proved to be far more accurate than I intended. Sachs replied to Easterly in Foreign Policy by also praising the latest Gates…

World Politics
0 Kenya Holds Historic Presidential Debate

Flickr, Albert Kenyani Inima Analysis Kenya held its first ever presidential debate on Monday, an historic event. The eight candidates* gathered in Nairobi to debate the most pressing issues in the first of two televised debates. The young country’s event was everything that the 2012 US presidential debates were not.…

Basics
0 Easterly-GiveWell Debate Is Good for Aid

An interesting conversation took place in mid-July between Bill Easterly of NYU; Holden Karnofsky and Stephanie Wykstra of GiveWell; and an unnamed funder. Easterly and Karnofsky penned a pair of blog posts that shared some of the highlights of the conversation. It is interesting in terms of how the two…