How to give smart (and compassionate) aid to tsunami victims by David Batstone

Friday, January 14, 2005 - 15:32, January 2005

David Batstone is Senior Editor of Worthwhile and worked for twelve years in economic development and aid in Latin America. In his article, he raises two concerns: the widespread concern that the funds one donates will not reach the actual victims, and will get lost in an administrative black hole and the other concern among reluctant donors is how "effective" their gift will be. Donors have a heightened interest these days in making sure that they are part of fixing problems.

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