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Reinventing Foreign Aid

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The urgency of reducing poverty in the developing world has been the subject of a public campaign by such unlikely policy experts as George Clooney, Alicia Keyes, Elton John, Angelina Jolie, and Bono. And yet accompanying the call for more foreign aid is an almost universal discontent with the effectiveness of the existing aid system. In Reinventing Foreign Aid, developmen ...more
Paperback, 567 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by MIT Press (MA)
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What is lacking in the reinvention is how donors, whether the stated objective of foreign aid is development or security, can become accountable for development interventions that push poor countries into a state of dependency and poverty. The recommended means of monitoring is still within government actors and not with the target of aid -- the poor, the marginalized -- that are prerennially voiceless in the process.
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William Easterly is Professor of
Economics at New York University, joint with Africa House, and Co-Director of NYU's Development Research Institute. He is editor of Aid Watch blog, Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Co-Editor of the Journal of Development Economics. He is the author of The White Man’s Burden: How the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and S
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