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An Appeal to Aid Specialists


  • Keith Horton


The appeal I am making is (roughly speaking) for aid specialists to do more to help those of us who are not aid specialists to arrive at judgments about the effects of the work of (voluntary) aid agencies that we have at least some reason to think accurate. I argue that the fact that it is so difficult for us to arrive at such judgments at present has certain negative consequences, and that this gives those who are in a position to make it easier for us to arrive at such judgments strong reasons to do so. And I argue that (certain) aid specialists are in such a position. Hence my appeal to them to do so. Copyright (c) The Author 2010. Journal compilation (c) 2010 Overseas Development Institute..

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  • Keith Horton, 2010. "An Appeal to Aid Specialists," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 28(1), pages 27-42, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:28:y:2010:i:1:p:27-42

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