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The Resource Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa, Dambisa Moyo

Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa, Dambisa Moyo

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Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa
Title
Dead aid
Title remainder
why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa
Statement of responsibility
Dambisa Moyo
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse-much worse. In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth. In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined-and millions continue to suffer. Provocatively drawing a sharp contrast between African countries that have rejected the aid route and prospered and others that have become aid-dependent and seen poverty increase, Moyo illuminates the way in which over reliance on aid has trapped developing nations in a vicious circle of aid dependency, corruption, market distortion, and further poverty, leaving them with nothing but the "need" for more aid. Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world's poorest countries that guarantees economic growth and a significant decline in poverty-without reliance on foreign aid or aid-related assistance. Dead Aid is an unsettling yet optimistic work, a powerful challenge to the assumptions and arguments that support a profoundly misguided development policy in Africa. And it is a clarion call to a new, more hopeful vision of how to address the desperate poverty that plagues millions
Summary
Describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa that has channeled billions of dollars in aid but failed to either reduce poverty or increase growth, offering a hopeful vision of how to address the problem
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
312281
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338.91096
Index
index present
LC call number
HC800
LC item number
.M69 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa
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Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa, Dambisa Moyo
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http://digitale-objekte.hbz-nrw.de/storage/2012/12/06/file_48/4831286.pdf
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-180) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Niall Ferguson -- Part 1: World Of Aid -- 1: Myth of aid -- 2: Brief history of aid -- 3: Aid is not working -- 4: Silent killer of growth -- Part 2: World Without Aid -- Republic of Dongo -- 5: Radical rethink of the aid-dependency model -- 6: Capital solution -- 7: Chinese are our friends -- 8: Let's trade -- 9: Banking on the unbankable -- Dongo revisited -- 10: Making development happen
Control code
ocn251210274
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 188 pages
Isbn
9780374139568
Lccn
2008055451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)251210274
Label
Dead aid : why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa, Dambisa Moyo
Link
http://digitale-objekte.hbz-nrw.de/storage/2012/12/06/file_48/4831286.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Niall Ferguson -- Part 1: World Of Aid -- 1: Myth of aid -- 2: Brief history of aid -- 3: Aid is not working -- 4: Silent killer of growth -- Part 2: World Without Aid -- Republic of Dongo -- 5: Radical rethink of the aid-dependency model -- 6: Capital solution -- 7: Chinese are our friends -- 8: Let's trade -- 9: Banking on the unbankable -- Dongo revisited -- 10: Making development happen
Control code
ocn251210274
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 188 pages
Isbn
9780374139568
Lccn
2008055451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)251210274

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