About the show
Sussex Development Lecture: Why doesn't the untying of aid work? Ed Clay, senior research associate at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
Faced with financial pressures, some governments are looking again at the possibilities of linking aid and trade. In addition, there is the challenge posed by emerging economies such as China and India, who are clear about tying all their investment funding. Based on findings from a two year OECD investigation, Edward will examine issues surrounding the tying of aid, and will look at why there is a considerable discrepancy between theory and practical outcomes.