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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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The title should be at least 4 characters long. Her most indefensible proposal is that aid simply makes people lazy. There were scattered sentences here and there which could have formed the nucleus of arguments for her position, but these often appeared late in the book and almost as asides.

At best, it feels like a list of facts and figures with slightly half-baked conclusions; at worst, it feels like blatant shoe-horning of evidence to fit a pre-decided conclusion. Gli aiuti si rivelano letali anche quando si pongono come concorrenti agli imprenditori africani, impedendo loro di vendere i propri prodotti.

Moyo argues that aid inflows have adverse effects on overall competitiveness, export sector usually in the form of decline in the share of those in the manufacturing sector and ultimately growth.


She notes that like the challenges faced deae someone addicted deas drugs, the withdrawal is bound to be painful. Moyo explains that there are three types of aid: Jul 04, Llew rated it did not like it. Quotes from Dead Aid: For example, she argues for use of bond markets for all African countries before admitting that many are a long way off from being able to access bond markets as credit ratings and inclusion on indices are needed.

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

Finally, she uses little evidence to support her arguments, and in some cases ignores existing evidence or misrepresents it. Three Cups of Tea. Indeed, aid has been and continues to be, myo unmitigated political and economic and humanitarian disaster for Africa. However, if you are expecting that Dr.

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Roughly the same amount was stolen from Nigeria by President Sani Abacha and placed in Swiss private banks. But Moyo’s main premise is that aid itself is the cause, that it creates a culture dependent on foreign handouts and rife with corruption that, according to the author, fref wouldn’t exist if aid weren’t available. How does that work to anyone’s advantage other than the investment bankers?

Her alternatives to aid, predicated on transparency and accountability, would provide the life-blood through which Africa’s social capital and economies will grow. How to write a great review.

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Paul Collier The Bottom Billion. According to her, the Initial intentions of aid were good but with the passage of time, it has done more harm than good for Africa.


She bases her findings on well documented data, and arranges it in quite an easy-to-read volume. This is the essence of this book. The End of Poverty. 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.

It does lead to a lot of corruption and gives leaders a reason to continue fighting for power. The Price of Inequality: Moyo, who was born and raised in Zambia, joins a small but growing number of observers including microfinance expert Muhammad Yunnus who argue that charity from Western nations cripples African governments by fostering dependency and corruption without requiring positive change.

Yet there are also some readily apparent arguments for her thesis.

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There is little to show for the trillions of dollars that have been poured into the continent–a failure with numerous causes. This is a must-read.