Monday, August 16, 2010

"Ethiopian Opposition Faults Donor Report on ‘Manipulated’ Aid"

I'm quoted in this Bloomberg story:
The U.K. Department for International Development-led study didn’t investigate “specific allegations” because donors felt that risked “overstepping our responsibilities and remit.”

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia David Shinn called the report a “careful, thorough and rather bureaucratic response” to “highly charged allegations.”

The Ethiopian government’s commitment to the study and to implementing its findings was “encouraging,” Shinn said in an e-mailed response to questions on Aug. 11.

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