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Would you give aid to a government that kills its own people?


Damned If You Do is a cautionary tale for aid workers, diplomats, and everyone committed to making our world a better place.

About the Author

Ellen Goldstein is an award-winning, former senior executive at the World Bank with a forty-year career on the front lines of foreign aid delivery. She provided billions of dollars in aid to some of the poorest, most fragile, conflict-ridden countries, advising presidents and prime ministers on growth and poverty reduction while reaching out to the most marginalized in society. She served as director of the World Bank in Myanmar in 2017, as the country clung to a flawed democracy amid increasing human rights abuses. She is a global leadership coach and a renowned author and speaker on foreign aid policy and fragile states.

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