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Aid to Africa : So Much to Do, So Little Done - Carol Lancaster

Aid to Africa

So Much to Do, So Little Done

By: Carol Lancaster, Richard C. Leone (Foreword by)

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Published: 1st January 1999
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Why, despite decades of high levels of foreign aid, has development been so disappointing in most of Sub-Saharan Africa, leading to rising numbers of poor and fueling political instabilities? While not ignoring the culpability of Africans in these problems, Carol Lancaster finds that much of the responsibility is in the hands of the governments and international aid agencies that provide assistance to the region. The first examination of its kind, "Aid to Africa" investigates the impact of bureaucratic politics, special interest groups, and public opinion in aid-giving countries and agencies. She finds that aid agencies in Africa often misdiagnosed problems, had difficulty designing appropriate programs that addressed the local political environment, and failed to coordinate their efforts effectively.
This balanced but tough-minded analysis does not reject the potential usefulness of foreign aid but does offer recommendations for fundamental changes in how governments and multilateral aid agencies can operate more effectively.

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Africa—So Little Development?
Aid and Development in Africa
Foreign Aid: The Donors
The United States
France and Britain
Sweden, Italy, Japan
The Multilaterals
Findings
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226468396
ISBN-10: 0226468399
Series: A Century Foundation Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43