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    Description'Overseas aid' and 'international development' are catch-all terms that cover a multitude of activities - and abuses. Building dams in India, planting trees in Burkina Faso and rescuing street children in Brazil are images of development with which we can all identify. But what few people realize is that the terms aid and development often mask confusion, contradiction, and even downright deceit. This guide explains what 'development' actually is - and explores its political and economic roots in history. It shows what can happen in the name of development and argues for a more organic, social approach with those it seeks to serve as equal partners in the process.

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    No-nonsense Guide to International Development
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maggie Black
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781904456636
    ISBN 10: 1904456634

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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
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    Illustrations note
    15 b&w charts and illustrations
    New Internationalist Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    New Internationalist Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2007
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    Author Information
    Maggie Black has written books for OUP, UNICEF, and Oxfam. She has worked as a consultant for UNICEF, Anti-Sl;avery International, and WaterAid, among others, and has written for the Guardian, The Economist and BBC World Service.
    Review quote
    'I sincerely hope this No-Nonsense Guide toInternational Development reaches and informs anew section of thinking people across the world.Let as many of them as possible become supportersof and participants in the new politics of transformation.'Medha Patkar, Narmada Valley People's Movement, India "In this book, Maggie Black, a leading writer on development issues, convincingly reveals the flaws of the prevailing views on and practices in international development. But she does not stop here, drawing on a vast array of literature, documents and studies as well as a wide and profound personal experience, she forcefully shows new and feasible ways on how to improve the living conditions of millions of people who have to make do with not more than one Euro per day. In this sense, this book is a true and welcoming guide." Amazon Customer Review (5 Stars)
    Table of contents
    Foreword by Medha Patkar, Narmada Valley People's Movement, India.Introduction1. The History of an Idea.2. Aid: the International Contribution.3. Economic Development: Who Benefits?4. Social Progress Matters.5. Enter 'Sustainability'.6. Development is Political.7. Where Next?Contacts. Bibliography. Index.