The Trouble with Aid: Why Less Could Mean More for Africa
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The Trouble with Aid: Why Less Could Mean More for Africa

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In this book, Jonathan Glennie argues that government aid to Africa actually has many very harmful effects. He claims that aid has often meant more poverty, more hungry people, worse basic services for poor people and damage to already precarious democratic institutions. Rather than the Make Poverty History slogan "Double aid to Africa," Glennie suggests the opposite: "Hal...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by Zed Books (first published October 15th 2008)
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Brendan Paddy
Books on aid tend to be partial or polemical or both. Despite the title this is considerably more even-handed and analytical book than most. Where other accounts take selective potshots at the sacred cows of others this one methodically hunts down sacred cows of all persuasions and meticulously butchers them. The conclusions are equally uncomfortable both for those who believe in aid and those who oppose it on shallow ideological grounds. If you want a single sentence summary here it is: even wh...more
Ian
The best and most concise book on the problems (not solutions) with the aid industry.
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