The US hired a leading economist to fix how it allocates foreign aid. Here’s his plan

New USAID chief economist Dean Karlan. | Yale/ Michael Marsland

Dean Karlan explains his plan to get USAID to take evidence more seriously.
The US spends more, in absolute dollars, on foreign aid than any other rich nation. But a lot of development experts question whether the primary American aid institution, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), is…

This story appeared on, 2023-09-19.
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