Mo Ibrahim, Mo Ibrahim Foundation | June 1, 2009
In order to achieve the best returns for donor taxpayers and aid recipients, African aid should focus on infrastructure, regional integration, education and health. ++ Regional integration would help African countries compete in the global market - just as the EU helps the economies of its member states. ++ Africa needs to integrate its economies and open its borders internally. ++ Development aid can help these efforts and facilitate intra-African trade. ++ This capital investment cannot succeed without investment in education and health.