Book Discussion on The White Man\'s Burden

William Easterly talked about his book The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and… read more

William Easterly talked about his book The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, published by Penguin Press. He argued that most foreign aid programs are too idealistic, grandiose, and wasteful. He said that Western aid programs would help the suffering poor only if those who manage them invoke planning efforts that include feedback, incentives, and accountability. He explained how giving foreign aid under these terms would help improve global foreign aid efforts. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions.

This event was held at the Carnegie Endowment. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

  • William Easterly Senior Fellow Center for Global Development
  • Asif Shaikh President Society for International Development->Washington, DC Chapter
More People

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Book Discussion on The White Man\'s Burden

380 Views
Program ID:
192437-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 14, 2006
Last Aired:
Aug 5, 2006

Airing Details

  • May 14, 2006 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 22, 2006 | 12:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 05, 2006 | 2:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on The White Man\'s Burden

  • DVD
    Length:
    01:12:25
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    01:12:25
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video