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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It sort of bothered me that Moyo didn’t really talk much about the continent’s colonial past but at the same time I understand her pressing urgency in wanting the continent to move forward, regardless of how badly it’s been bastardized by Europe. 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 bases her findings on well documented data, and arranges it in quite an easy-to-read volume.

So I guess you could say that Dead Aid moved me and provoked me to think, and that is always a good thing for a book to do.

Not to mention the carbon footprint of products crossing the Atlantic several times instead of once. I am pressed to read further.

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In conclusion, I was glad to read a book by a fellow African on African issues. With a global perspective and on-the-ground details, Moyo reveals that aid is often diverted to the coffers of cruel despotisms, and occasionally conflicts outright with the interests of citizens-free mosquito nets, for instance, killing the market for the native who sells them. I however agree with her policy prescriptions of increasing trade with China, India and other developing nations, banking the unbankable and possibly raising money using remittances as securities.

There is no question that much of the aid intended to build economies in Africa has been grossly wasted, stolen, and misused. Indeed, aid has been and continues to be, an unmitigated political and economic and humanitarian disaster for Africa.

At a very basic level, an example dzmbisa this is where a government official with access to aid money set aside for public welfare takes the money for his own personal use. It’s quick, it’s well-written, it’s easy to understand if you have a modicum of understanding of finance. Jul 12, Marianna Altabbaa rated it really liked it. The White Man’s Burden.

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

Just read the book. What if sending less aid is the solution? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. She notes that like the challenges faced by someone addicted to drugs, the withdrawal is bound to be mooy. I agree with her argument that aid has fostered laziness and corruption in Africa but I am struggling to come to terms with one of her solutions.

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

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jun 30, Beth Haynes rated it really liked it Shelves: Guns, Germs, and Steel: Essentially, sending money is the easiest thing we can do. Moyo spends most of her time discussing the importance of bonds and free-market driven development, but provides little real-world evidence or documentation of the effectiveness of these practices. Jul 04, Whitlaw Mugwiji rated it really liked it. Jul 04, Llew rated it did not like it. It is itself an underlying cause of social unrest and possibly even civil war.


A Wall Street Revolt. The media floods us with negative images about the continent so all we ever see are the starving children, pictures of in-fighting and military rree, Somali pirates, basically all negative stuff. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

Dead Aid is full of statistics and figures and a cogent at least from my limited perspective analysis of the facts. Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities 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. In fact, across dabisa continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but fdee worse.

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