Lessons from coronavirus for the future of ‘aid’

Rich country development agencies, following the ‘aid’ logic, are tying themselves in knots about whether the money they spend on the coronavirus response should come from the ’aid’ budget. But in the 21st century, the global health challenges we face need a much broader perspective. This is not just about transferring money from one country to another, but pooling resources to solve global problems.

We need a modern theory that includes global public goods more fully in its purview and that recognises that all countries that possibly can, even the poorest, are engaged in pooling those resources, not just the self-declared ‘developed’ countries.

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