The Fraud Dilemma

Roger Bate & Benjamin Schwab | 27 Jan 2005 | TCS Daily

The dilemma in AIDS funding, as in many other types of aid, is ensuring sufficient oversight to maximally restrict fraud, while refraining from overloading recipients with cumbersome paperwork that restricts performance.

The Right Kind of Aid

Roger Bate | 04 Jan 2005 | TCS Daily

Poverty relief would be real, identifiable and quantifiable if made by private organizations and individuals.

Band-aid for a terminal illness

Richard Tren | 21 Dec 2004 | Business Day (South Africa)

No Aid for AIDS

Roger Bate | 19 Nov 2004 | National Review Online

The great and the good of the health world, along with at least four African presidents, have descended on Tanzania for the United Nations' Global Fund meeting.

USAID in the Hot Seat - Again

Roger Bate, Samantha Dovey & Emma Morrison | 19 Nov 2004 | TCS Daily

Senator Brownback (R-Kansas) is concerned that even though in the past five years US-funded malaria control efforts -- through the offices of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) -- have increased several-fold, global malaria rates have skyrocketed -- increasing 10% at least.

Revamp of malaria control essential

Richard Tren | 25 Aug 2004 | Business Day (South Africa)

Fiddling Piano Keys While Africa Burns

Richard Tren & Roger Bate | 17 Aug 2004 | TCS Daily

Unless urgent and far reaching reforms are made to Roll Back Malaria and its partner organizations, malaria's death toll will continue unabated.

USAID's Troubling Malaria Efforts

Richard Tren | 13 Aug 2004 | TCS Daily

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), once responsible for saving millions of lives when it funded the global malaria eradication programme in the 1950s and 60s, has lost its way on malaria control.

McNamara's Bank

Roger Bate & Benjamin Schwab | 29 Jul 2004 | TCS Daily

In dealing with authoritarian governments, Robert McNamara's legacy as president of the World Bank has always been controversial.

Where Will Malaria Be

Richard Tren | 28 May 2004 | Wall Street Journal

The notion that climate change will spread malaria to areas that were previously malaria free has increasing cachet because it seems logical. If temperatures and rainfall increase, there will be more mosquitoes and therefore, the argument goes, there will be more malaria. Yet science and the long history of man, mosquitoes and malaria belie this scenario.