Searchers v. Planners: How Easterly Applies to Maternal Health

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An article in this week’s New Yorker by Gourevitch covers a new book called The Crisis Caravan by Linda Polman. Essentially Polman’s book argues that humanitarian aid actually causes or at least exacerbates prolonged and more bloody conflict in places like Sierra Leone. How do well-meaning groups support and empower populations in crisis, post-crisis, and endemic poverty without doing harm? Turning to Bill Easterly for some ideas provides some fresh perspective for us, though his book is a few years old

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Searchers v. Planners: How Easterly Applies to Maternal Health