Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy ...more
There is no quest ...more
Written by a Zambian economist - educated in the UK & US (you can tell) - the book outlines both the problems with current aid to Africa and suggests how the market can offer a better solution.
It was an extremely interesting read - not least the chapter on China - however, there is no disguising that it is a very one-sided view of the problems facing Africa. Noting the issues with infrastructure and liquidity, Moyo offe ...more
Her primary thesis is that not only has aid not helped to end poverty (a view also held by William Easterly: The White Man's Burden and The Elusive Quest for Growth, Peter Bauer, and others) but on balance, aid does more harm than good.
Moyo has a PhD in economics, interestingly obtained under the tutelage of foreign aid advocate, Dr. Paul Collier (The Bottom Billion).
The book is short and quickly glosses over multiple topics. For someone unfamilia ...more
My biggest disappointment is that her proposals (chiefly financing through bonds and FDI) while interesting are tossed out as though their benefits are self-evident. There were scattered sentences here and there which could have formed the nucleus of arguments for her position, but these often appeared late in the ...more
When I first heard this I thought it sounded nuts and tot ...more
This is an interesting and provocative thesis, and one that certainly challenges allot of mainstream thinking. However, if you are expecting that Dr. Moyo will challenge conventional thinking with some hard evidence, you may be dissapointed. The book mainly consists of some mainstream free market e ...more
It is unfortunate that Moyo allowed Niall Ferguson who is somet ...more
I personally contend that the issue is with the conditions that come with aid and the thieves we have for leaders. With better leaders aid can be used to develop countries especially considering that the aid ...more
Эта книга посвящена ее родному континенту - Африке. Название сложно перевести на русский язык. "Dead Aid" буквально "мертвая помощь", но здесь явная игра слов, намек на выражение "dead end" - тупик. Написана в 2009 году, но во многом по-прежнему актуальна.
Книга небольшая, там всего около 150 страниц текста, остальное - примечания, список литературы, алфавитный указатель.
Тем не менее, читать ее мне было сложн ...more
1/ How to best act on our social responsibility for a more equal & prosperous life for all, regardless of what continent we where born on. Based on this book its not going to be aid (probably so popular as its easy to comprehend and act on for us individuals)
2/ Taking a look at home it begs the need to look at ...more
جذور المشكلة لدى الكاتبة يكمن في المساعدات الخارجية والمنح التي تقدمها الدول للقارة.
وتشرح الكاتبة النموذج الغربي في تقديم المنح، وفشله في تحقيق التنمية التي ينشدها، وتقدم نموذج تنموي جديد مع آليات اقتصادية ليبرالية.
Moyo delves into the world of African aid and explores its effects and its impact on Africa. She comes to the conclusion that aid - most especially Bilateral/Multilateral aid is bad for Africa; instead of leading to Africa's development, it actually hinders progress.
For the first part of the book, Moyo backs her conclusion with facts and statistics on the effect of aid on post-colonial Africa and how the state of Africa after it first gained indep ...more
1) Development aid has been detrimental to Africa's development
2) The proposed solutions to development aid
3) The conclusion - that all aid to Africa should be stopped with 5 years warning
Moyo's proposal that development aid has done more harm then good is not a new idea, and she cites many well know statistics as to why this is. The major issues include bad government policies and corruption. This section could have been expanded upon to be more ...more
Dead Aid chronicles the birth of aid, its growth and how it has fucked up Africa. I recently re-read the book paying particular attention to Ms Moyo's argument which is, aid has not worked in Africa and may never work. According to her, the Initial intentions of aid were good but with the passage of time, ...more
Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs.
She is the author of the New York Times Bestsellers "Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa", "How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly And the Stark Choices Ahead" and "Winner Take All: China s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World".