Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and how There is Another Way for Africa
THERE IS NO DOUBT:
Yet the poverty persists. At a time of unprecedented global prosperity, children are starving to death. Are we not being generous enough? Or is the problem somehow insoluble, an inevitable outcome of historical circumstance?
In this provocative and compelling book, Dambisa Moyo argues that the most important challenge we face today is to destroy the myth that Aid actually works. In the modern globalised economy, simply handing out more money, however well intentioned, will not help the poorest nations achieve sustainable long-term growth. DEAD AID analyses the history of economic development over the last fifty years and shows how Aid crowds out financial and social capital and directly causes corruption; the countries that have 'caught up' did so despite rather than because of Aid.
If we really do want to help, we have to do more than just appease our consciences, hoping for the best, expecting the worst. We need first to understand the problem.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ToonC - LibraryThing
she gives a concise critique of global aid, with interesting examples. It's very easy to read. Examples and cases are analysed in a scientific and thorough way. The statement is challenging and ... Read full review
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I recently found myself describing this book as "the literary equivalent of tasing Bono." More or less apt, although actually tasing Bono would be more fun. Anyway: okay, I'm more or less convinced ... Read full review
A Brief History of Aid
Aid is Not Working
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Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
No preview available - 2010