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An Aid Worker in Haiti Quits: Her Manifesto on Why Development is Ineffective

Mary Slosson

The effectiveness of aid and development dollars has long been a contentious topic, especially when it comes to Haiti and post-earthquake recovery. An op-ed in the New York Times by an aid worker who quit over what she describes as rampant privilege is the latest salvo in that debate.

"We claim we are here to better Haitians’ lives. But they have seen us come and go for decades, and they are poorer than ever before," Nora Schenkel wrote. She eventually quit. Read why at the link below.

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