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Episode 2

Iconoclasts, Series 2 Episode 2 of 3

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 September 2009

Edward Stourton chairs a discussion series in which guests set out their strong views on a subject, before being challenged by a panel of experts.

Kenyan economist James Shikwati argues that aid to developing countries does more harm than good. He says that aid promotes corruption and complacency, damages local economies and teaches people to be beggars.

  • The Iconoclast: James Shikwati

    James Shikwati is a Kenyan Economist. He is the Founder and Director of IREN (the Inter Region Economic Network) and CEO of The African Exective business magazine.

  • The Panellists

    Linda Whetstone
    Chairman of the International Policy Network.

    Kevin Watkins
    Director of the Global Monitoring Report at Unesco.

    Professor Ian Linden
    Of the Tony Blair Foundation. He is a Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

  • If you want to have your say, email us at iconoclasts@bbc.co.uk


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