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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Guns, Germs, and Steel: Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly In this important analysis of the past fifty years of international largely American aid to Africa, economist and former World Bank consultant Moyo, a native of Zambia, prescribes a tough dose of medicine: See all Editorial Reviews.

What happens when a country gets foreign aid? May 02, Tinea rated it liked it Shelves: Most readers probably mooyo buy into everything she says but it’s worth thinking about and as you read it you really do start to see that she’s not interested in creating shock value at all. I also fail to see how corrupt leaders and their minions will be any less likely to steal funds from private lenders than they are from the World Bank.

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If you’re going to call out the system, call out the whole system. It’s an ok book with a few new ideas but not many then aren’t already argued better elsewhere. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

However, the point about corruption in Africa is not that it exists; the point is that foreign aid is one of its greatest aides. And while I agree with a lot of her criticisms of aid in the form of loans and vast grants directly to governments aid’s fucked! Dead Aid is full of statistics and figures and a cogent at least from my limited perspective analysis of the facts.


Feb 01, Corey rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s clear that the aid program status quo is not working, so rather than flush more money down the toilet, we need to take a step back and evaluate what can make the most impact.

Again this is pretty standard analysis.

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

When I first heard this I thought it sounded nuts and tot I liked this book a whole lot. Should I read this aix Together with environmental and labor issues, there are now serious barriers to trade. I mean, I am a huge fan of fambisa theory, but it’s disingenuous when the only African voices lauded by a certain ideology are the ones that conveniently support it with no mention of the countless ones opposed.

Write a customer review. In short, aid is not part of the solution; it is the problem. Her arguments are cogent and succinct and she explains her views in ways that I wish I could express my own.

Their ability to assess risk and police wasteful government spending in Kinshasa is rather suspect, at least to me. I’m not sure because she never explains this.

Despite being written by an African Economist I think it gave a very narrowminded perspective of development. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

Moyo notes that any large influx of money into an economy, however vree, has the potential to create serious problems. The major issues include bad government policies and corruption. It is this cycle, Moyo posits, that “perpetuates underdevelopment, and guarantees economic failure in the poorest aid-dependent countries” View all 13 comments.

She also never discusses how her proposed solutions would effect income inequality, improve quality of life, or alleviate widespread poverty. Hardcoverpages. She also addresses arguments which people might have for aid i.

I have a suspicion that there’s a lot of this kind of tokenism behind this book’s enormous popularity.


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

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Dambisa Moyo, who formerly worked for Goldman Sachs and the World Bank, draws a conclusion not unknown to others in the field: Just read the book.

It is fred recommended by Mr Sirelli here: In fact, across deaf continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse—much worse. Customers who bought this item also bought. 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 Impressive, different and definitely a must read.

Like any addict it needs and depends on its regular fix, finding it hard, if not impossible, to contemplate existence in an aid-less world. And a lot of copy editing–Moyo is not a particularly felicitous writer. If for no other reason than because there is a lot more mutual respect between the parties in a commercial transaction than in begging and handing frer which engenders resentment by implying that one party has and the other has not.

Otherwise, it would be boring and time consuming. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. There moyp just so much pressure to buy local food. Provocatively drawing a sharp dambjsa between African countries that have rejected the aid route and prospered and others that have become aid-dependent and seen poverty increase, Moyo illuminates the way in which overreliance on aid has trapped developing nations in a vicious circle of aid dependency, corruption, market distortion, and further poverty, leaving them with nothing but the “need” for more aid.

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