|Event||The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid|
|When||Friday, February 8, 2013 from 2:15pm to 3:30pm|
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The UK's funding of the Pergau hydroelectric project in Malaysia in the early 1990s created a political storm in the UK and Malaysia and had a lasting impact on subsequent aid policies. In a new book, The Politics and Economics of Britain's Foreign Aid: The Pergau Dam Affair, Sir Timothy Lankester offers an ex post political and economic evaluation of the project—the largest and most controversial project in the history of British aid.
Sir Timothy, who was permanent secretary of the UK's Overseas Development Administration at the time, will offer an insider's perspective of the politics, the individuals, and the decisions that helped to shape this important period in British development assistance. He will also discuss broader insights and lessons on governance, accountability and aid policy that are relevant to this day. This event is co-sponsored by the Berkley Center, the World Faiths Development Dialogue, the Global Human Development Program, and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.
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|Web site||For more information, see http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/the-politics-and-economics-of-britain-s-foreign-aid-the-pergau-dam-affair|
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