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Catalysing Development?: A Debate on Aid

ISBN: 978-1-4051-2119-4
228 pages
November 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume presents a state-of-the-art debate on the controversial topic of development aid.
  • The contributors are all experts in the field of international development.
  • Presents some challenging conclusions about the role that aid plays in catalysing, or stifling, development.
  • Represents a wide range of different analytical perspectives.
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    Preface from the Editors of Development and Change.

    1. Aid as a Catalyst Jan P. Pronk.

    2. Unpacking Aid James K. Boyce.

    3. Aid as a Flight Forward Louis Emmerij.

    4. Aid is an Unreliable Joystick Gus Edgren.

    5. Development Goals, Governance and Capacity Building: Aid as a Catalyst John Degnbol-Martinussen.

    6. Age of Reverse Aid: Neoliberalism as Catalyst of Regression James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer.

    7. Aid, Conditionality and Development Ajit Singh.

    8. The Effectiveness of Policy Conditionality: Eight Country Experiences A. Geske Dijkstra.

    9. Aid and the Geopolitics of the Post-Colonial: Critical Reflections on New Labour’s Overseas Development Strategy David Slater and Morag Bell.

    10. Good Governance and Aid: Selectivity Criteria in Development Assistance Wil Hout.

    11. International Development Targets and Official Development Assistance Santosh Mehrotra.

    12. Aid Effectiveness and Policy Ownership Rehman Sobhan.

    13. It is Possible to Just Give Money to the Poor Joseph Hanlonn Pronk.

    14. Aid as a Catalyst: A Rejoinder Jan P. Pronk.

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    Jan P. Pronk was Minister for Development Co-operation of the Netherlands from 1974 to 1977, and from 1989 to 1998, and Minister for Environment from 1998 to 2002. He now holds a Chair in the Theory and Practice of International Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.
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    • A state-of-the-art debate on the controversial topic of development aid.

    • The contributors are all experts in the field of international development.
    • Presents some challenging conclusions about the role that aid plays in catalysing, or stifling, development.
    • Represents a wide range of different analytical perspectives.
    See More

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