Development Groups Fail to Put Communities First, Says Former Aid Worker

International Aid Groups Fail to Put the Needy First, Says Ex-Charity Worker 2

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Publisher: Seal Press, 1700 Fourth Street, Berkeley, Calif. 94710; (510) 595-3664; http://www.sealpress.com; 304 pages; $16.00; ISBN-13: 978-1580054348.

Humanitarian programs are plagued by poor management and do little to help the people they serve, says Tori Hogan, author of Beyond Good Intentions: A Journey Into the Realities of International Aid. A former aid worker and founder of a company that produces films questioning the efficacy of international aid, she recounts her travels documenting the work of aid groups. Following are excerpts from her conversation with The Chronicle.