Category: Central Asia
There are 3 entries in this category.
Dec 21, 2009
Recently I was listening to Rory Stewart’s The Places In Between, the story of his walk across Afghanistan. Near the end of the book Stewart turns his attention to the aid agencies, public and private, that had come rushing into Afghanistan. His observations are worthwhile reading for anyone interested in making international aid more effective, so I’m excerpting them here.
Sep 26, 2008
A number of experts argue that the food crisis that dominated headlines this spring and summer has diverted attention from the far larger problem of groundwater depletion. Raising agricultural output is the natural solution to rising food prices and food shortages, but doing so without considering the impact on water supplies will make the problem worse.
Apr 07, 2008
Poppy cultivation and wasted foreign aid are like twin sisters perpetuating the cycle of poverty within Afghanistan.