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Macmillan Publishers Released: Mar 17, ISBN: Includes bibliographical references and index. M69 We suffer enormously in Africa.
Help us. We have problems in Africa. We lack rights as children. We have war and illness, we lack food. We want to study, and we ask you to help us to study so we can be like you, in Africa. Message found on the bodies of Guinean teenagers Yaguine Koita and Fode Tounkara, stowaways who died attempting to reach Europe in the landing gear of an airliner.
Introduction We live in a culture of aid.
Start your free 30 days. Page 1 of 1. It's very easy to read. Examples and cases are analysed in a scientific and thorough way. The statement is challenging and brought with good faith and backed up with good work. If not make you see things completely differently like it claims, it can add a perspective to many cases. This main message is thoroughly repeated and too simple.
Moyo is concise in her arguments and has the advantages of being from the region she is critiquing. At the same time, the book offers a relatively shallow overview, relying heavily on information like finicial statements and not interviews with people involved in aid. Even her own experiences working for the World Bank is hardly mentioned. I recently found myself describing this book as "the literary equivalent of tasing Bono. Moyo makes a convincing case that aid is not helping in Africa.
It fosters corruption, with billions of unsupervised dollars up for grabs, and it destroys local economies, keeping Africa in a state of helplessness. Moyo loses me a bit on the solutions end; when she talks about the international bond market, I Your results may vary if you're not as dumb as me.
The general idea is that instead of waiting for handouts, Africa should join the global economy; Moyo points out that plenty of developing countries, including a few in Africa, have done that with much better results than relying on aid.
I wish she'd included a few case studies about specific countries in Africa, maybe some that have failed and some that have succeeded at least a little using different methods. Instead she refers repeatedly to a fictional country; why not be real?
The book's only pages long, it's not like she didn't have room. But still: Will it change anything? I doubt it. There's a lot of political work to make a change as radical as turning aid off, and there's Bono on the other side. China is way ahead of us here, and I think the most likely story is that Africa ends up pulling itself up with their help more than ours, with the result that Africa ends up more Chinese than Western at the end of the process. Which is I guess? This book may have good ideas but the exposition is so clumsy as to weaken the arguments.
Coupled with frequent confusion regarding correlation and causation the author really should take a refresher on basic statistics in the first four chapters, the points put forward really just aren't convincing. As a previous reviewer stated, this felt like a paper that Moyo tried to stretch into a book.
It doesn't work. It may be worth following some of Dead Aid's suggestions, but this book does not make the case for them adequately. In this book, Dambisa Moyo argues that foreign aid is hurting Africa far more than helping. She links aid dependency with corruption, undermining of demand for local products and general lack of interest in the needs of local citizens as governments are not reliant on taxation.
She also points out the existence of an "aid industry" which generate employment in developed countries. I see a strong parallel with these arguments and those made regarding First Nations in Canada.
The solutions Moyo prescribes all require a greater reliance on markets -- financial and trade. She says the discipline of markets will promote development in a way aid cannot. These kinds of solutions have been advanced by many others; the difference here is Mayo's perspective as an African citizen. The book is thoughtful, but not written in a particularly engaging style. The analysis is sound and the solutions make sense, although the transition from aid to markets is given only a superficial treatment.
Market forces will take time to work and people need support now. In a time when every industrialized nation has internal critics who worry about continuing systematic bilateral or multilateral aid to Africa while its own economy is struggling, Dead Aid will find many who support the premises of its argument--aid hasn't worked, and in fact has hurt the governments of sub-Saharan Africa who have relied to heavily on it.
As correctly pointed out, however, nearly , Western development workers and economists rely upon the government-to-government aid "industry" to justify their existence a point also noted in Wrong's "Our Turn to Eat" , so overcoming the poverty filled images and stories this group brings before a well-intentioned Western public will be difficult.
Additionally, the Dead Aid approach to development would necessitate other sometimes bigger financial concessions from countries in Europe and from the United States, such as dropping subsidies on agriculture. Moyo provides many facets to her plan for development, but courage would be needed by both Western governments as well as Africans to actually see any of her plan come to fruition. The unique viewpoint provided in her work yields exponentially more rewards than it requires in effort to follow her argument in this short work.
Publishing this work is dangerous for Moyo. Individuals who have no experience in the economic or development field or who are unfamiliar with post-colonial African history may find the second half of her work tedious or overly detailed, yet may complete the first half of the work and grasp on to her arguments as evidence for discontinuing aid--the evidence for Dead Aid must be balanced with that detailed solution provided in the last half of the book. On the other hand, many Africans who rely upon aid for their power may discount her work as influenced by her neo-colonial education and work experience.
Nevertheless, this work must not be ignored, for the cycles of ineffective yet seemingly endless aid only seem to continue, and Africa deserves to be seen not as a hopeless charity case, but as a region with great potential and even greater people. Dead Aid is a page book with a 24 page bibliography - so it reads more like a long white paper than a book.
Dambisa Moyo has an impressive resume, much alluded to in both the book jacket and the foreword by Niall Ferguson. The War That Ended Peace.
Margaret MacMillan. Why Nations Fail. Daron Acemoglu. The Fifties. David Halberstam. The World Until Yesterday. Jared Diamond. On Tyranny. Timothy Snyder.
The End of Poverty. Jeffrey D. End This Depression Now! Paul Krugman. Once Upon a Time in Russia. Ben Mezrich. Lindy West. Between the World and Me. Ta-Nehisi Coates. Chrystia Freeland. Black Code. Ronald J. Creativity, Inc. Ed Catmull. Tayari Jones. How to Stop Time. Matt Haig. Hard Choices. Think Like a Freak. The Universe Within. Neil Turok.
The Lives of Others. Neel Mukherjee. Smarter Faster Better. Charles Duhigg. The Sixth Extinction. Elizabeth Kolbert.
Dear Mrs. AJ Pearce. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt. Michael Lewis.
Exit West. Mohsin Hamid. Wars, Guns, and Votes. History's People.
Do No Harm. Henry Marsh. The Unwinding. George Packer. The Reason You Walk. Wab Kinew. Come from Away. Genevieve Graham. The Fall Of The Dynasties. Edmond Taylor. Romeo Dallaire.
The Girl with Seven Names: Hyeonseo Lee. The Way of the Knife. Mark Mazzetti. Lawrence in Arabia. Scott Anderson. Thieves of Bay Street. Bruce Livesey. This book offers a fresh insight into the plight of poverty and a vision for developmental change--the kind of change that could help millions.
Moyo has shown brilliantly that Western aid, governmental or non-governmental, couldn't help Africa in regard to transforming to a better form of social organization, by which innovation and technological development become possible.
Moyo shows the strong correlation between increasing aid dependency, corruption and the nature of government structures in many African countries.
In general Moyo's book is a very challenging book, and addresses our problems. It confronts those aid gurus, like Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, who manipulate the African leaders with their neo-liberal agendas. It is a very good starting point for further discussion, and can contribute to eliminating confusing ideas. Born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia, Moyo completed a Ph. Kennedy School of Government. She worked for the World Bank as a consultant, and also worked at Goldman Sachs for eight years.