Neocolonialism & national interest: The politics & inequalities of Foreign Aid

Kondoko children boy and girl6 May 2016: The Panama Papers point the way to potential tax evasion by numerous political figures including 12 national leaders.

However this is just one example of how global financial flows are based on inequality and outdated paradigms in which the rich are seen to deserve ever more wealth – a wealth which automatically imbues them with prima facie moral superiority – while the poor are side-lined, marginalised and blamed for their own poverty.

The narrative of the generous but at-risk benefactor West, and a developing South which is lucky to have the West’s money and (expensive) expertise, through humanitarian and development assistance, needs challenging. Read more

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