Even when aid has not been stolen, it has been unproductive.
It's a spark that will surely ignite humankind's oldest and most unproductive form of organizational dysfunction: palace intrigue.
Moyo makes the blanket statement that when aid has not been stolen, it has been unproductive.
1610s, from French productif (16c.) and directly from Medieval Latin productivus "fit for production," from Latin product-, past participle stem of producere (see produce (v.)). Related: Productively; productiveness.
productive pro·duc·tive (prə-dŭk'tĭv, prō-)
Producing or capable of producing mucus or sputum.
Forming new tissue, as of an inflammation.