Making Foreign Aid Pay Off

Five experts explain what the U.S. and other donors can do to make sure funds go to the right people, for the right purposes

Now that the U.S. again is talking about increasing foreign aid as it gears up for the war on terrorism, how can it make sure that development assistance really helps improve the lot of the world's poor -- and not end up in the offshore bank accounts of corrupt dictators? BusinessWeek Senior International News Editor Pete Engardio asked five leading experts on foreign aid and poverty reduction for their take on the issue.

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