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Give and Take: What's the Matter with Foreign Aid?

Series: Global Issues Series

By: David Sogge

236 pages, Figs

Zed Books

Paperback | Mar 2002 | #133004 | ISBN: 1842770691
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Hardback | Apr 2002 | #133002 | ISBN: 1842770683
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About this book

Tackles the problems that can arise with foreign aid.
`Highly critical of the way foreign aid has worked in practice, this ambitious book also outlines some core principles which could lead to aid making a positive difference for poor people.'&o; Roger Riddell, Christian Aid

Named by Gail M. Gerhart in Foreign Affairs as one of the best books on Africa published in 2002!


Contents

Forward & Acknowledgements Prologue: A Tale of Two Foreign Aid Initiatives 1. Foreign Aid: A Problem Posing as a Solution? 2. Who is Aiding Whom? 3. The Aid Regime 4. Aid Chains 5. Of Chains and Garbage Cans: Aid Power at Receiving Ends 6. Democratic Deficits 7. Money Talks 8. Outcomes 9. End of the Beginning, or Beginning of the End? Appendices: A. Major Donors' Top Six Recipients B. Five Decades of Foreign Aid: Political & Economic Highlights C. Intensity of ODA over Three Decades D. Major Regions: Debt Stocks and Debt Origins in 1980, 1990 and 2000 E. Recommended Reading and Websites

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Biography

DAVID SOGGE is a Fellow of the Transnational Institute (TNI) in Amsterdam. He has spent much of his professional life working for non-governmental aid agencies and in development cooperation programmes in Africa. He has written widely on aid, including Compassion and Calculation: The Business of Private Foreign Aid (Pluto Press, London, 1996).

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