Thursday, October 9, 2008

Seminar on "New thoughts on Aid"

Dr. Yash Tandon, Executive Director of the South Centre participated made a presenation at the seminar on "New thoughts on Aid" organized by the Freedom of Expression Foundation, Oslo on 3 October 2008.

The Seminar addressed important issues associated with the aid industry, mainly why aid is not more effective, how aid is viewed by recipient countries, and what the future of aid might look like.

The seminar was organized by Asle Toje, an advisor to Norway's Progress Party, a political party that is critical of current aid practices.

The seminar was filled to capacity; representatives from all the major players in Norwegian aid were in attendance.