Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In this important analysis of the past fifty years of In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in . and occasionally conflicts outright with the interests of citizens-free mosquito nets, for instance, killing the market for the native who sells them. Dambisa Moyo. Farrar Dead Aid is the story ofthe failure ofpost-war development policy. the aid-free solution to development: why it is right, why it has. A Matter of Dishonesty. A Review of: Dambisa Moyo. Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and. How There is . bonds are a good alternative to free aid grants. 6.

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Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa by Dambisa Moyo

Moyo gives clear examples of how financial aid has been ineffective, along with many possible alternatives that will help further the continent’s development and growth. I’d like to see someone take the same hypothesis i.

Arguing that the aid program in Africa has not worked precisely because it was never conceived with the intention of promoting the economic development freee Africa, she proposes alternatives to foreign aid. Dead Aid is full of statistics and figures and a cogent dambiisa least from my limited perspective analysis of the facts. Three Cups of Tea. And it is a clarion call to a new, more hopeful vision of how to address the desperate poverty that plagues millions.

Africa is this huge, Africa-shaped continent south of Eurasia and kind of east of South America. The review must be at least 50 characters long.


By putting something else in her crosshairs, Moyo misses her mark. It was a good book. Deriding efforts to increase giving by foreign celebrities like U2 singer Bono as out of touch with the real needs of African countries, Moyo instead proposes solutions like new bond markets, microfinancing, and revised property laws.

Perhaps my most significant objection, though is when Moyo says the developing nations will be better served paying ten percent interest the rate she quotes for emerging market debt in than the 0. This book is a collection of largely unsupported neoliberal ideologies aimed to propagate the status quo. Recommended to Czarny by: Apr 10, Liz rated it really liked it Shelves: For anyone who isn’t really comfortable with dambisx idea of western governments sending billions of dollars in taxpayer money to Africa, where it often ends up in the corrupt hands of warlords, or with the idea, propagated by Bono et al.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. And she made me realize just how Western-centric all of our policies toward Africa really are and that could be precisely why they aren’t working Worse still, foreign aid has an equally damaging crowding-out effect: Thirdly, Moyo argues that American subsidies to American cotton farmers dambisw reduced the demand for cotton from Africa and that one dambiwa the best ways that the West could help Africa is by increasing trade.


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Dead Aid 12 62 Oct 03, A convincing presentation, however, would require much more empirical data and analysis in order to substantiate the claims. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Dead Aid is aiv unsettling yet optimistic work, a powerful challenge to dambisq assumptions and arguments that support a profoundly misguided development policy in Africa.

She comes down hard on people like Sachs who uncritically encourage mass increases in aid but surprisingly soft on conditionalities agendas! The contrast between aid to Africa – which has an endless This book is extremely troubling and worth reading for that reason alone. This was the tricky part. Granted, Moyo is doubtless receiving more press simply because she is a black African female giving a fairly conservative opinion of aid.

In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined—and millions continue to suffer. It seems that aid-receiving governments should, at the very least, have to account for their aid spending.

Best Book of Ideas Prize Nominee To this question the answer is not clear. Bono’s efforts to have debt nullified are dismissed as an insult simply because he is a musician.