How the Aid Industry Works: An Introduction to International Development

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How the Aid Industry Works: An Introduction to International Development

Format:  Paperback,

237 pages

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

Publish Date: Jun 2009

ISBN-13: 9781565492875

ISBN-10: 1565492870

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International development is big business. Official global aid flows from North to South are over $100 billion annually. China and India, former aid recipients, are rapidly entering the field as aid providers themselves, and international charity is being redefined with the resources of private donors like the Gates Foundation, for example, outstripping the annual budget of long-time donors like the UK, Canada or the World Health Organization.Lacking in the literature on international development is an introductory text that provides an overview of the practices of the business of development. "How the Aid Industry Works" provides a basic description of what aid practices are and how they evolved. The arguments of both proponents and opponents of aid are presented and analyzed, along with real-life examples of projects and programs in context. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate students encountering the subject of development for the first time, the book also serves as an overview for development practitioners who want a handy reference covering the universe they inhabit.

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Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
Publish Date: Jun 2009
ISBN-13: 9781565492875
ISBN-10: 1565492870
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 237
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.76
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 8.75 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 9781565492875

Chapter outline

Why is aid contested?
The aid industry defined
How the thinking about aid and international development has evolved
Development projects: rationale and critique
Hard-nosed development: reforms, adjustment, governance
Country-led approaches and donor coordination: can the aid industry let go?
Development's poor cousins: environment, gender, participation, rights
How does the industry knows what works and what doesn't?
Challenges for the 21st Century

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International development is big business. Official global aid flows from North to South are over $100 billion annually. China and India, former aid recipients, are rapidly entering the field as aid providers themselves, and international charity is being redefined with the resources of private donors like the Gates Foundation, for example, outstripping the annual budget of long-time donors like the UK, Canada or the World Health Organization.

Lacking in the literature on international development is an introductory text that provides an overview of the practices of the business of development. How the Aid Industry Works provides a basic description of what aid practices are and how they evolved. The arguments of both proponents and opponents of aid are presented and analyzed, along with real-life examples of projects and programs in context. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate students encountering the subject of development for the first time, the book also serves as an overview for development practitioners who want a handy reference covering the universe they inhabit.

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