An Appeal to Aid Specialists
Author: Horton, Keith
Source: Development Policy Review, Volume 28, Number 1, January 2010 , pp. 27-42(16)
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2010-01-01