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Dead aid

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Mzee2000, Sep 19, 2009.

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    Mzee2000 JF-Expert Member

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    In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse—much worse.

    In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth. In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined—and millions continue to suffer. Provocatively drawing a sharp contrast between African countries that have rejected the aid route and prospered and others that have become aid-dependent and seen poverty increase, Moyo illuminates the way in which overreliance on aid has trapped developing nations in a vicious circle of aid dependency, corruption, market distortion, and further poverty, leaving them with nothing but the “need” for more aid. Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world’s poorest countries that guarantees economic growth and a significant decline in poverty—without reliance on foreign aid or aid-related assistance.
     
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    Mandela Mazikhu New Member

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    Even if we're still stagnant in some resorts of development,wealthy nations help us continiously from low to high but not enough compared to merchantism during colonial rules.For what i want to say is that Africans we're still depending economically & politically from abroad........"we cannot stand steadly since last fifty years......"but we're bloomed ourselves from the normal.
     
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    Aid has been a curse for africa, Kikwete will never listen to his people but donors
     
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    The big drawack brought by these aids is the conditionalities imposed by the so called 'fcuking first worlds. The loans we receive 4m them are unbelievably accompanied with heavy interests. Why if you intend to help someone you consider poor impose such huge burden. Is this trying 2 help?
    Why do our leaders who have gone to school accept these aids! Are they forced to be aided or what? I believe with the resources we have the destiny is in our own hands. We only need to change our mentalities. Impossible is nothing.
     
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