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How Aid Became Big Business

[Translate] How Aid Became Big Business   “Funded by American People.” The Millennium Challenge Corporation marks its work in Tanzania. Image by Matt Kennard. Tanzania, 2015. Add this image to a lesson See also The World Bank’s Humanitarian Raid World … Continue reading

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XLA Associates, Inc.

[Translate] XLA Associates, Inc. B-412333.2: Jan 29, 2016 Summary View Decision View Decision (PDF, 11 pages) DOCUMENT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE The decision issued on the date below was subject to a GAO Protective Order. This redacted version has been approved for … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Development Industrial Complex

[Translate] Published on February 5th, 2016 | by David Isenberg The Rise of the Development Industrial Complex  by David Isenberg The private military and security contracting (PMSC) industry has long claimed, not without some justification, that all the publicity about … Continue reading

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Guns and bread: it’s not unusual to see private security companies in conflict-hit regions–but as deliverers of development?

[Translate] Guns and bread: it’s not unusual to see private security companies in conflict-hit regions–but as deliverers of development? Michael Lewis on the khaki future of international aid Author(s): Michael Lewis Source:New Internationalist. .449 (January-February 2012): p50.  http://www.newint.org Full Text: … Continue reading

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Hired Gun Fight: Obama’s aid chief takes on the development-industrial complex

[Translate] Hired Gun Fight Obama’s aid chief takes on the development-industrial complex. BY JOHN NORRIS | JULY 18, 2012 Rajiv Shah, President Barack Obama’s U.S. Agency for International Development administrator, is waging a high-stakes battle to make U.S. foreign aid … Continue reading

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