Just Give Money to the Poor: Book Launch and Discussion

Date: 9/21/2010
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

At this special book launch event, come hear from and converse with two authors of Just Give Money to the Poor, David Hulme and Armando Barrientos, as they challenge the international aid industry with an elegant southern alternative – bypass governments and NGOs and let the poor decide how to use their money.

Stressing that cash transfers are not charity or a safety net, the authors draw an outline of effective practices that work precisely because they are regular, guaranteed and fair. Their new accessible book is essential reading for policymakers, students of international development and anyone yearning for an alternative to traditional poverty alleviation methods.

Introductory remarks by Jonathan J. Morduch Professor of Public Policy and Economics at NYU Wagner.

Co-sponsored by the Financial Access Initiative (FAI), Development Research Institute at NYU and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.