Dead Aid: Why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa

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Penguin Books Limited, 11.08.2011 - 208 Seiten

We all want to help. Over the past fifty years $1 trillion of aid has flowed from Western governments to Africa, with rock stars and actors campaigning for more. But this has not helped Africa. It has ruined it.

Dambisa Moyo's excoriating and controversial book reveals why millions are actually poorer because of aid, unable to escape corruption and reduced, in the West's eyes, to a childlike state of beggary.

Dead Aid shows us another way. Using hard evidence to illustrate her case, Moyo shows how, with access to capital and with the right policies, even the poorest nations can turn themselves around. First we must destroy the myth that aid works - and make charity history.

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Nutzerbericht  - ToonC - LibraryThing

she gives a concise critique of global aid, with interesting examples. It's very easy to read. Examples and cases are analysed in a scientific and thorough way. The statement is challenging and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - AlCracka - LibraryThing

I recently found myself describing this book as "the literary equivalent of tasing Bono." More or less apt, although actually tasing Bono would be more fun. Anyway: okay, I'm more or less convinced ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2011)

Dambisa Moyo worked at Goldman Sachs for eight years, having previously worked for the World Bank as a consultant. Dambisa completed a PhD in Economics at Oxford University, and holds a Masters from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. She was born and raised in Lusaka , Zambia.

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