The Ills of Aid : An Analysis of Third World Development Policies

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The Ills of Aid : An Analysis of Third World Development Policies

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 127 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780226710143
  • DDC分類 338.911724

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In The Ills of Aid, Eberhard Reusse draws on his thirty years of experience with international development aid programs to diagnose the problems afflicting these programs and to suggest ways to improve them. Throughout the book he demonstrates that unrealistic interventionist paradigms - that is, erroneous Western notions of Third World realities that misidentify needs for intervention - are at the root of most inappropriate development policies. Reusse bases his analysis on detailed case studies of two rural development programs in Africa: the UN's "war on waste" and "cereal banks" for small farmers. He shows, for instance, that the "war on waste" was based on the wrong assumption that post-harvest losses totaled up to 40 percent of all crops in Third World countries, whereas they were actually closer to 5 percent. But even after donors had the opportunity to discover their mistake, some programs remained unchanged for decades. To cure the ills of aid, Reusse advocates fundamental changes, including more direct accountability to the primary funding base - the international taxpayer - and the privatization of aid.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           ix
Vernon W. Ruttan
Foreword xi
Paul Streeten
Preface xv
List of Abbreviations xvii
Introduction 1 (2)
The Background 3 (25)
Thinking about Development 3 (15)
Salient Features of Development Aid: A 18 (7)
Practitioner's Introduction
Study Approach 25 (3)
The Cases 28 (52)
The ``War on Waste'' 28 (23)
Cereal Banks 51 (29)
Analysis and Discussion 80 (27)
The Paradigm Life Cycle 80 (3)
Behavioral Background 83 (11)
The Ills of Aid 94 (11)
Interactions/Interdependencies around the 105 (2)
Interventionist Paradigm
Conclusions and Recommendations 107 (8)
Principal Restructuring Elements 108 (2)
Evaluation 110 (1)
UN Technical Agencies 110 (1)
Anthropological (or Reality Experience) Year 111 (1)
Accountability to the Basic Providers of 111 (1)
Funds
Privatization of Aid? 112 (1)
Globalization with Tact 113 (1)
``Development Aid, End It or Mend It'' 114 (1)
Reference 115