Extreme poverty can be fought - now!

Of: Olof Hesselmark

With its investment in subsidies, fertilizers and seeds for poor farmers, Malawi has shown that hunger and poverty can be combated effectively if only the will exists. The Western world's view that subsidies disrupt the market and that fertilizers lead to eutrophication is not true in Africa because the increased production goes to self-sufficiency and that the fertilizers do not have to be concentrated as much as in Europe. That is the opinion of Olof Hesselmark, a retired economist and computer scientist.

December 6, 2011, Debate

Doubtful handling of EU consulting services

Of: Olof Hesselmark

Most people believe that development assistance activities should be conducted in an efficient manner, so that as much of the resources as possible reach the recipients. With regard to the EU's management of consulting services, there is a long way to go before this desire is met. This is the opinion of the debater Olof Hesselmark, who here talks about his experiences as a consultant in the development assistance industry.

September 28, 2011, Debate