Aid and Influence: Do Donors Help or Hinder? (BOK)

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Aid is always a means of influence: political, commercial, military and security-related. Some influence is benign, but much of it is coercive, even 'imperialistic'. Given the nature of aid, its effectiveness should be judged not only in developmental terms, but in terms of international relations. Even donors agree that, on both counts, the returns are meagre. This book, drawing on the author's 30 years of field experience, proposes two kinds of solution: donors should climb down from paternalistic central planning practices and support public goods that are neutral and beneficial ? cancellation of debt, fair trade, responsible economic governance, vaccine production, peace-making and peace-keeping. For their part, developing countries should follow the example of the most successful among them: recognize the true costs of 'free' aid, exercise their prerogative to choose their development partners and start paying their own way.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2006
Forlag
EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS
ISBN 9781844072026
Antall sider 192 Dimensjoner 16cm x 24cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 294 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Stephen Browne Emner og form Development studies, Aid & relief programmes