Tag Archives: official development aid

Criticisms of Official Development Aid

Criticism 1 – The most vociferous recent critiques of Official Development Aid comes in the form of Dambisa Moyo’s recent book (2009) Dead Aid: Why Aid is not Working And How there is another way for Africa. At root, her … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, trade and debt | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Arguments for Trade as a Strategy for Development

‘Free’ trade* refers to the relative absence of government interference in the affairs of private businesses and the consumers who buy their products. Free trade depends on free trade agreements. Free Trade agreements are policies established between countries and private businesses … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, trade and debt, Global Development | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Jeffry Sachs – Summary of The End of Poverty, Chapters 12-16

This is a brief summary of the case Jeffry Sachs made for International Development Aid in his 2005 book ‘The End of Poverty’. Taken mainly from chapters 12-16 (1) Why is Aid needed? Sachs argues that injections of aid are … Continue reading

Posted in Theories of development | Tagged , , | 1 Comment