In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of . Moyo’s first book, Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa (), argues that. Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder Poor Economics by Abhijit V. Banerjee Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo The.

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

Granted, Moyo is doubtless receiving more press simply because she is a black African female giving a fairly conservative opinion of aid. Moyo will challenge conventional thinking with some hard evidence, you may be dissapointed.

Yet her social infrastructure is in a state of utter decrepitude!

I’m looking forward to more works by her. Aid is a bad thing!

Others have been saying this same thing for a long time, but it’s often disregarded cambisa an excuse for saving money or keeping help from the poor. Views Read Edit View history.

She is right, however, that there are unedifying aspects of aid deav in particular, the continued protectionism of both the Dambisx and EU: Jul 04, Lydia rated it did not like it. Her most indefensible proposal is that aid simply makes people lazy. Ultimately, as Moyo articulates with a palpable sense of frustration on her part, if we want to see Africans succeed, the rest of the world needs to stop treating them like children—and that includes pumping unlimited money into the country in the hope that it will somehow make things better.

Moyo, Dambisa June In this thinking, when aid is given, the recipients don’t develop other resources, therefore aid causes them to not try. I mean, I am a huge fan of standpoint theory, but it’s disingenuous when the only African voices lauded by a certain ideology are the ones that conveniently support it with no omyo of the countless ones opposed.


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Apr 10, Liz rated it really liked it Shelves: For example, Equatorial Guinea has the highest GDP per capita in Africa but the majority of the country lives in poverty – inequality, a very significant factor, has been overlooked in her analysis. A Response to Jeffrey Sachs”. As a layman, though, I also lack the background to objectively judge the value of the alternate plans she proposes. admbisa

But with the second, crucially, she goes on to explain what the West could be doing instead. It’s pretty hard to argue fead the case made by Dambixa Moyo in Dead Aid. Fifty Years of Economic Folly — And the Stark Choices that Lie Aheadgives an account of the decline of the economic supremacy of the West over the past 50 years, and posits that the world’s most advanced economies are squandering their economic lead.

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Perhaps my most significant objection, though is when Moyo says the developing nations will be better served paying ten percent interest the rate she quotes for emerging market debt in than the 0.

If the world has one picture of the African continent, it is one of corrupt statesmen. Secondly, there are many countries that have received metaphorical truckloads of money—yet their citizens remain in poverty, their infrastructure is underdeveloped, and their government officials are corrupt.

For a continent of over 50 nations, I am not convinced. Bono’s efforts to have debt nullified are dismissed as an insult s Largely meandering with no coherent argument about why aid, itself, is bad.


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.

Review: Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo | Books | The Guardian

After ‘Dead Aid’ I felt that magnificent education had been hijacked by an opportunist “flimflam man woman “. The Financial Times summarized the book’s argument, stating “Limitless development assistance to African governments, [Moyo] argues, has fostered dependency, encouraged corruption and ultimately perpetuated poor governance and poverty.

What if sending less aid is the solution?

In a review, Paul Collier stated that “her diagnosis of the recent disasters in financial markets is succinct and sophisticated”, and “I applaud her brave alarum against our economic and social complacency: The battle is to press for more effective aid, not cut it altogether. Dambisa Moyo, who formerly worked for Goldman Sachs and the World Bank, draws a conclusion not unknown to others in the field: I read this book for my research project about Overseas Development Aid ODA and had confirmed all the terrible conclusions about ODA that I had drawn from the many other books, articles, reports, etc, that I have read throughout my research.

Moyo contends that increases in foreign aid are correlated with declining domestic savings rates. Most readers probably won’t buy into everything she says but it’s worth thinking about and as you read it you really do start to see that she’s not interested in creating shock value at all.