Moyo’s first book, Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa (), argues that. Apr 7, In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest. But Dambisa Moyo’s book, Dead Aid, challenges us to think again. Although we can all agree that ending poverty is an urgent necessity, there appears to be.

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This political will, Moyo argues, must be rallied by Western activists, for they are the only ones with the ability and the incentive to drive change. These new financing mechanisms should include increased trade particularly among African nations and with emerging markets like China, India, and Brazilforeign direct investment, entrance into international capital markets, and increased domestic savings through remittances and microfinance.

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Retrieved on 12 August The problem is that this kind of analysis much of which is now only of historical relevance provides ammunition for those who are sceptical of international responsibilities and always keen to keep charity at home. She argues that western liberal anxiety about suffering in Africa would be better deployed ensuring fair-trade terms on commodities such as cotton and sugar. But by the next paragraph, Moyo is already on to racism and Max Weber’s analysis of Protestantism and capitalism.


By she had travelled to more than 75 countries, examining the political, economic, and financial workings of emerging economies.

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Retrieved 13 November Farrar, Straus and Giroux, There already exists plenty of excellent analysis on the benefits of the huge investment China is making in Africa; Moyo is telling us nothing new. Time and again, she fails to grapple with the single biggest factor determining the poverty of the continent – how the state functions, deaad has failed to function.

Those of us rethinking aid can all agree that the time has come for deeper and more direct involvement of Africans in setting their own development course.

Retrieved from ” https: In particular, it explores the implications of China’s rush for natural resources across all regions of the world.

He claimed to have read the book and stated “books like that — they’re promoting evil”. Time to turn off the aid tap? The Financial Times summarized dambisw book’s argument, stating “Limitless development assistance to African governments, [Moyo] argues, has fostered dependency, encouraged corruption and ultimately perpetuated poor governance and poverty. The keys to success in many Asian countries were the role of a strong, interventionist state that nurtured industry and an elite who invested in their own country: Moyo, Dambisa June By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use dambisx Privacy Policy.


One cannot accuse Moyo of failing to do her homework.

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The partitioning of Africa at the Berlin conference “did not help matters”. Moyo’s third book, Winner Take All: In a interview Bill Gates was asked for his views on Dead Aid ‘ s illustration that aid to African governments has not alleviated poverty but has instead kept the African economy crippled rather than supporting sustainable African business. O, The Oprah Magazine. The New York Times.

But she does go to the heart of the issue: In one of the most unconvincing sections, moyp argues that it is aid which causes corruption and conflict, and aid which inhibits social capital and foreign investment. Um, you could say.

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This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat O ‘ s First-Ever Power List. There are many who will want to promote her views, only too eager to cut aid budgets as pressure builds on government spending. Damibsa Moyo, Economist and author”. In a review aif the book, economist Paul Collier stated, “Aid is not a very potent instrument for enhancing either security or accountability.

Aid and development reviews. A Response to Jeffrey Sachs”. The Wall Street Journal.