Moving past emotional and ideological-driven debates, Doing Bad by Doing Good uses the economic way of thinking to focus on the constraints and realities facing humanitarians. It explains how and why humanitarian efforts not only fail but impose harms on those who are already suffering.
In 2010, Haiti was ravaged by a brutal earthquake that affected the lives of millions. The call to assist those in need was heard around the globe. Yet two years later humanitarian efforts led by governments and NGOs have largely failed.