Re: OT - New Orleans & the rest of the world
On 8 Sep 2005 03:19:49 GMT, D Murphy <spamto154@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Why is it that the non government privately donated aid doesn't count? It
>makes a huge difference. We are ranked 12th without it. First or second
>with it included. Just because we don't rely totally on the government to
>provide foreign aid doesn't make that aid any less valid.
It would be interesting to see what the actual on-the-ground
impact is. That is if both a NGO and an "official" governmental
agency such as AID each send 100$ to a country how much of that
gets to the people it was susposed to help. My guess is that the
NGOs will win hands down.
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