Give and Take

What's the Matter with Foreign Aid

David Sogge

Give and Take

David Sogge

Distributed for Zed Books

256 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2002
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781842770696 Published March 2002 For sale in North and South America only
Foreign aid is a global endeavour with a huge turnover. But it is a troubled industry with few successes to its name, yet expected to respond to new and very complex problems. Can it do so? Supposed to be benign and selfless, it often harms more than it helps, and benefits givers more than receivers. Can it stop doing so? Can we create a system of genuine help -- democratic in its execution, effective in its impact, adequate in scale, just in its consequences? Give and Take grasps these questions. Foreign aid is an issue that concerns us all, financially and morally. This thoughtful book argues that aid must be made less of a problem, more of a solution.
Contents
Forward & Acknowledgements
Prologue: Tale of Two Foreign Aid Initiatives
1. Foreign Aid: A Problem Posing as a Solution?
2. Who Aids Whom?
3. The Aid Regime
4. Aid Chains
5. Toward the Receiving End
6. Democratic Deficits
7. Money Talks
8. Outcomes
9. End of the Beginning, or Beginning of the End?
Appendices:
A. Major Donors' Top Five Recipients
B. Five Decades of Foreign Aid: Political & Economic Highlights
C. Intensity of ODA over Three Decades
D. The Debt
E. Sources of Information and Debate
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