“Why Africa Still Needs Aid” by Robert Calderisi, author of “The Trouble with Africa: Why Foreign Aid Doesn’t Work.”
Date and Venue: Seminar Room A, Queen Elizabeth House, Mansfield Road, May 30, 5pm.
Robert Calderisi studied history at Loyola College in Montreal, PPE at Oxford (on a Rhodes Scholarship for the Province of Quebec), African Studies at Sussex, and economic history at the LSE. He worked at the Department of Finance in Ottawa, the Canadian International Development Agency, the OECD, and the World Bank, where he was Division Chief for Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific, Chief of the Bank’s Regional Mission for Western Africa, and Country Director for Central Africa. His first book Faith in Development (2001) summarized a conference he organized in Nairobi with the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies. His second, The Trouble with Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn’t Working, was chosen by The Economist magazine as one of the best books of 2006. His current research on the Church’s role in international development has been commissioned by Yale University Press and will be published in September 2013