Worldview 1.31.12

January 31, 2012

(AP/Jerome Delay)
So far, $2.1 billion has been donated to help victims of the famine in the Horn of Africa.

Eugene Peba is a member of the Ogoni Tribe, an indigenous group in southeast Nigeria that's been persecuted for decades. Eugene fled his home country for the U.S., but now faces deportation. He tells Worldview why he may have to leave the United States.  Also, when it comes to foreign aid, there's often a gap between the billions poured in to help people in need and the outcomes that result. Dean Karlan, a behavioral economist who teaches at Yale University, is trying to figure out what's behind this gap. Dean is the co-author of More than Good Intentions: How a New Economics is Helping to Solve Global Poverty. Worldview talks to Dean about his book, a Freakanomics-style guide which talks about development initiatives that work and don't work.