An aid system in chaos

21 September 2006

A new UNCTAD report, published today, argues that the doubling of aid promised to Africa should be routed through a new UN fund. Coming just weeks before the publication of a report to Kofi Annan by a panel of which Gordon Brown is a member, the UNCTAD Report will inevitably be seen as provocative. Is UNCTAD trying to pre-empt the High Level Panel and take the debate in an entirely new direction?