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Jul 27 2010 - 09:16 AM
Dead Aid
Title: Dead aid: why aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa Author: Dambisa Moyo Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009 Check It Out: HC800 .M69 2009 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. .. About the Author: Dambisa Moyo worked at Goldman Sachs for eight years. Previously she worked for the World Bank as a consultant. Moyo completed a Ph.D. in economics at Oxford University…. Google Book Preview Book Website Podcast on Dead Aid Q & A with Author Author on BBC Washington Post Review Huffington Post Review Pambazuka News Review Newsweek Review National Review Review Wall Street Journal Review TED Blog Interview with George Ayittey The Independent Review Reason Magazine Review Foreign Affairs Review Carnegie Council Video Ghana Web Review
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