Aid and Maternal Mortality

A Working Paper by Emmanuel Banchani and I on the effects of foreign aid on infant mortality levels over time has been published by UNU-WIDER. An article version of the paper is forthcoming in a special issue of Politics & Governance on “Aid Impact and Effectiveness”, edited by Rachel M. Gisselquist and Finn Tarp (UNU-WIDER, … Read more

Donor Proliferation to What Ends?

The academic article version of mine and Nilima Gulrajani’s earlier ODI Report is now available ahead of print in CASID’s Canadian Journal of Development Studies: “Donor proliferation to what ends? New donor countries and the search for legitimacy” Abstract: Despite aid fatigue in the Global North, the number of donor states continues to grow. This … Read more

A Fraught Embrace

My latest book review has just been published in the American Journal of Sociology.  The book I reviewed is: Swidler, A., & Watkins, S. C. (2017). A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa: Princeton University Press. You can download the review here:

Miserly Feminism?

I have a new piece in the GrOW Research Series‘  February 2018 Research Bulletin.  See more information here: In the feature piece for our February research bulletin, author @liamswiss explores the question “Can Canada Achieve its Ambitious Gender Equality Aid Targets with No New Money?” — GrOW Research Series (@GrOW_Research) February 12, 2018