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The ungiven gift

Three years ago, the world was ready to mount a new attack on poverty. How that hope is fizzling, and why it could come back to bite us.

By Joshua Kurlantzick
August 31, 2008

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JUST THREE YEARS ago, at the G-8 summit of industrialized nations, it looked like the world of foreign aid was about to change. As the 2005 conference ended, British Prime Minister Tony Blair ascended the steps of a resort in the quaint Scottish village of Gleneagles and announced that rich nations would double their aid to Africa by 2010, giving ... (Full article: 2337 words)

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