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How the aid industry works : an introduction to international development

Author: Arjan de Haan
Publisher: Sterling, VA : Kumarian Press, 2009.
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Offers a description of what aid practices are and how they evolved. This book presents and analyses the arguments of both proponents and opponents of aid. It is suitable for undergraduate and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haan, Arjan de.
How the aid industry works.
Sterling, VA : Kumarian Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009017483
(OCoLC)277204329
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arjan de Haan
OCLC Number: 812184849
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 237 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Why is aid contested? --
The aid industry defined --
The evolution in thinking about aid and international development --
Development projects: rationale and critique --
Hard-nosed development: reforms, adjustment, governance --
Country-led approaches and donor coordination --
Development's poor cousins: environment, gender, participation, and rights --
What works in the aid industry? What doesn't? How do we know? --
Challenges for the aid industry in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Arjan de Haan.

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In a field littered with hyper-optimism and hyper-pessimism about aid as a weapon to end global poverty, this is a much welcome volume that goes beyond whether aid works to help understand how the Read more...

 
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