From Aid to Development: The Global Fight against Poverty



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ISBN: 9789264111523

Published: August 2012

188 pages - 20 graphs

€15 / $19 /£10 / ¥2 000

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The balance of economic power is shifting. Countries that were once poor are becoming economic powerhouses. Yet poverty persists worldwide, depriving billions of people of basic necessities and the prospects of creating a better life. How are we responding to this challenge?

This book explores the multi-faceted world of aid and development co-operation – a range of global, and sometimes contested, efforts aimed at reducing the impact of poverty. It traces the history of these efforts, explains where they come from and where they are going, and asks whether they are achieving as much as they could. It also examines some of the ways in which development efforts can be made more effective in achieving lasting benefits through good governance and the creation of a deeper partnership between developed and developing countries. And it looks at how the economic emergence of countries like China and India is bringing a new dynamic to development co-operation.

Table of contents

Foreword by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The persistence of poverty
Chapter 3. What is aid?
Chapter 4. Shifting development goals and motivations
Chapter 5. Are we getting results?
Chapter 6. Changing relationships and policies
Chapter 7. Governance matters
Chapter 8. New partners for development


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