The Ills of Aid
An Analysis of Third World Development Policies
Very few critiques of foreign development aid have approached the subject from the perspectives of organizational, rural, or epistemic sociology. The Ills of Aid combines all three, and points toward fundamental solutions: more direct accountability to the primary funding base—the international taxpayer—and the privatization of aid. Learned, pragmatic, and important, The Ills of Aid is essential reading for all in the field.Organization, other international and bilateral development programs, and development financing institutions. His field experience embraces more than forty countries.
Foreword by Paul Streeten
List of Abbreviations
1. The Background
1.1 Thinking about Development
1.2 Salient Features of Development Aid:
A Practitioner's Introduction
1.3 Study Approach
2. The Cases
2.1 The "War on Waste"
2.2 Cereal Banks
3. Analysis and Discussion
3.1 The Paradigm Life Cycle
3.2 Behavioral Background
3.3 The Ills of Aid
3.4 Interactions/Interdependencies around
the Interventionist Paradigm
4. Conclusionsw and Recommendations
4.1 Principal Restructuring Elements
4.3 UN Technical Agencies
4.4 Anthropological (or Reality Experience) Year
4.5 Accountability to the Basic Providers of Funds
4.6 Privatization of Aid?
4.7 Globalization with Tact
4.8 "Development Aid, End It or Mend It"