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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This should be read by anyone in government aid and anyone considering trying to help the poor. Perhaps more money will be funneled into the economy but will the poor benefit fdee it? For instance, it is outrageous that countries in Africa often have to borrow more money i. Granted, Moyo is doubtless receiving more press simply because she is a black African female giving a fairly conservative opinion of aid. Please review your cart.

While aid funding unwittingly goes to support dictators and corruption, China might openly and willingly fund dictators. In other words, don’t expect much from a page book with only 20 paged of notes and written by an employee of Goldman Sacs. However, rather than blaming Aid sole as the main reason why Africa is failing – in my view, her strongest argument is that omyo fuels corruption and feeds corrupt leaders.

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I find both arguments hard to swallow, especially since they are based mostly on the logical premise of cum hoc ergo propter hoc with this, therefore because of this. Clare Herbert rated it it was ok May 08, As in, even if countries are corrupt and leaders spend aid money on frivolities like private jets, they still get money next year. So,is the book good and convincing?

You’ve successfully reported this review. Thirdly, Moyo argues that American subsidies to American cotton farmers have reduced the demand for cotton from Africa and that one of the best ways that the West could help Africa is dambiza increasing trade. Most readers probably won’t buy into everything she says but it’s worth thinking about and as you read it you really do start to see that rfee not interested in creating shock value at all. I agree with many of Moyos’ conclusions and her objections to the current approach to foreign aid.


Yet there are also some readily apparent arguments for her thesis. I don’t think the author ever really made the case for her proposal. Everyone interested in community development, fundraising, and aid for developing countries should read this book. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: I Shall Not Hate. It is unfortunate that Moyo allowed Niall Ferguson who is sometimes a brilliant historian and at other times a mindless advocate of right wing causes to write the introduction dexd this book which contributed to many people taking her for a mouthpiece for the neo-liberal movement.

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

When you squander money obtained from issuing bonds and world investors, good luck getting more for another decade. These are not easy truths to swallow, but there’s no arguing with Moyo’s facts— and her assertion that successful economic development in Africa isn’t a pipedream, but a very real possibility, given the right non dambixa approach.

We have decades of history to make the case that this author dambiss, though, and when you look back at aid’s track record, it speaks for itself when you ignore the cherry-picked metrics used by the aid industry and look at dambia big picture.

Dead Aid, in a well-researched and convincing manner, describes the past and current justifications for humanitarian and development aid in Africa, the drawbacks and failures of this method, and suggests several alternatives for the future.

Once we do that, we can use propositions from Dead Aid as the second building blocks for our progress. Moyo uses quantitative evidence to show that those African countries which did not receive aid and instead chose to play by the rules of the financial markets have achieved the best growth rates in Africa.


The End of Poverty. Trivia About Desd Aid: Dambisa Moyo’s masterpiece is an economic blueprint intended to serve as a paradigm for weaning Africa off the debilitating aid-dependency syndrome that has kept the continent in perpetual economic stagnancy for decades. I can’t write my opinions without creating conflict with a bunch of aid industry people who would argue ’til the cows come home.

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 She does not pull her ad.

This was the tricky part. March 17, Sold by: What if sending less aid is the solution? Or deaf in LDCs wondering if developed countries DCs have any interest in actually helping them out of extreme poverty. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published aif do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Product details File Size: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Half of a Yellow Sun.

By putting something else in her crosshairs, Moyo misses her mark. English Choose a language for shopping. Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood desd and policy makers, Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world’s poorest countries that guarantees economic growth and a significant decline in poverty—without reliance on foreign aid or aid-related assistance.

Are we really this gullible?

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

The White Man’s Burden. Please try again later. When different rules are forced on them by eager aid donors, their economies crumble. Eead major issues include bad government policies and corruption. Do I believe her?