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 . Moyo’s first book, Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa (), argues that. Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder Poor Economics by Abhijit V. Banerjee Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo The.

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It was nice to get the African perspective – albeit it sounds awfully but honestly harsh at times about the complacency of African establishments.

Chiunque abbia letto “Shock Economy” di Naomi Klein sa quali e quanti danni abbia provocato e stia provocando anche in Italia e in Europa questa ricetta. By she had travelled to more than 75 countries, examining the political, economic, and financial workings of emerging economies.

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Gli aiuti si rivelano letali anche quando si pongono come concorrenti agli i Molto interessante la prima parte, nella quale l’autrice spiega le ragioni per cui gli aiuti all’Africa si sono rivelati inutili o addirittura dannosi. And worse for it having “validated? If the world has one picture of the African continent, it is one of corrupt statesmen.

Start reading Dead Aid on your Kindle in under a minute. Some of her prescriptions seem to fall foul of the credit crunch: Moyo shows the strong correlation between increasing aid dependency, corruption and the nature of government structures in many African countries. Jul 18, Sara G. So,is the book good and convincing? To ask other readers questions about Dead Aidplease sign up. By putting something else in her crosshairs, Moyo misses her mark. Jul 04, Whitlaw Mugwiji rated it really liked it.


Don’t misunderstand my review. She catalogues evidence, both statistical and anecdotal.

While it makes good points–particularly that humanitarian aid to Deda hasn’t worked as a way to start economic development–those points get lost in Moyo’s scattershot approach and lack of documentation. In particular, it explores the implications of China’s rush for natural resources across all regions of the world. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Because, she says, it’s clearly not working.

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Dambisa Moyo was born in in Lusakathe capital of Zambia[5] and studied chemistry at the University of Zambia. Open Preview See a Problem? Read reviews that mention foreign aid dambisa moyo dead aid world bank african countries must read direct investment goldman sachs read this book economic growth capital markets poor countries aid to africa private sector developing countries thought provoking years dambiza corrupt governments economic development african governments.

She argues that western liberal anxiety about suffering in Africa would be better deployed ensuring fair-trade terms on commodities such as cotton and sugar.

Remove aid from the equation, and she says that homegrown solutions will emerge, citing numerous micro-finance schemes that lend to groups of borrowers who use trust as collateral.

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Should I read this book? The book mainly consists of some mainstream free market economic analysis, with very little in the way of real world facts and figures to back it up. Pages with related products. Aug 15, Beth Anne rated it really liked it. She notes that like the challenges faced by wid addicted to drugs, the withdrawal is bound to be painful.

I suspect aid fails more often because it is poorly structured and managed, an argument that Moyo essentially dismisses out of hand. I do have some uneducated opinions, though. In fact it has the opposite effect by promoting corruption, a lack of accountability and political wars by those jostling to be the atop of the funnel for free money.


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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. As savings decline, local banks have less money to lend for domestic investment. Apr 10, Liz rated it really liked it Shelves: Somebody needs to do something about that, not just ignore it and hope the holy and all-powerful market economy will provide a solution. Considered and critical view of foreign aid to Africa and why such aid must stop as it is applied today.

And even as someone “educated” I majored in economics and finance and have a grad degree in urban planning and policy I still kept thinking there is no way we can cut off aid because so many people are counting on it Using dependable statistics, Moyo argues that government-to-government or bilateral aid which should be distinguished from charity-based aid to Africa undermines the ability of Africans to conceptualize their own best economic and political policies.

In a review, Paul Collier stated that “her diagnosis of the recent disasters in financial markets is succinct and sophisticated”, and “I applaud her brave alarum against our economic and social complacency: