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Resource April 16, 2014

When the Aid Dries Up: Aaron Ross and Rijasolo Reporting From Madagascar

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What happens to an aid-dependent country when the tap suddenly runs dry? Since a 2009 coup...

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Supporters of presidential candidate Hery Rajaonarimampianina at a rally in the capital, Antananarivo, in December. Rajaonarimampianina was sworn into office on Jan. 25, ending a five-year political crisis sparked by a 2009 coup. Image by Rijasolo / Riva Press. Madagascar, 2013.

After five years of crippling political and economic crisis, Madagascar is looking to finally pick itself up off the mat. Over the course of a month in December and January, Aaron Ross and Rijasolo traveled the country to survey the damage and gauge the prospects for a brighter future. The journey took them more than a thousand kilometers from raucous political rallies in the capital to beachside resort towns in the north to the rough-and-tumble sapphire mines of the south.

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