Guest bloggers with different points of view

Aid Watch will invite guest bloggers from time to time to represent a variety of points of view about aid. Today, we host Owen Barder, who is the Addis Ababa-based director of, an initiative to accelerate poverty reduction by making aid more transparent. Aidinfo is part of Development Initiatives, a UK-based development consultancy. Owen disagreed strongly with our post last Friday on British aid favoring bad governments through direct budget support.