Dead Aid

Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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A national best-seller, Dead Aid unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest myths of our time: that billions of dollars in aid sent from wealthy countries to developing African nations has helped to reduce poverty and increase growth. In fact, poverty levels continue to escalate and growth rates have steadily declined - and millions continue to suffer. 

Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Dambisa Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing the development of the world's poorest countries.  

Much debated in the US and the UK on publication, Dead Aid is an unsettling yet optimistic work, a powerful challenge to the assumptions and arguments that support a profoundly misguided development policy in Africa. And it is a clarion call to a new, more hopeful vision of how to address the desperate poverty that plagues millions.

©2009 Dambisa Moyo (P)2019 Tantor

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eye opening to say the least.

There are in this book many things to ponder as an american policy writer. Especially things concidering tax money being used for benefit not social moral grandstanding. I want to see Africa raised out of poverty, capitalism is the only thing to work everywhere else. the question as always is how wrong am I.

Cody Rasmussen

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Interesting Listen

I found this book very interesting and it provoked me to critical thought many times. Moyo makes many strong arguments for radically changing the way we support many African nations. A few of her arguments did not convince me, but whether that is because they were lacking in evidence or that they simply went over my head is up for debate. I am certainly not an expert in aid, humanitarian action, or even economics but I feel that I am significantly more informed on the matter having listened to this book.

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This Book Changed My Entire Worldview

I’m thankful this book was written by Dambisa Moyo. I fell into some of the same ego traps that development workers do and this book helped me understand that what I thought was noble was actually not helpful. This book is very well written and easy to understand, though it is dense with information. This book is looking to the future of a more just world and a successful African continent. This is a must-read book for anyone interested in making the world a better place.

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Loved

It is a great book. It is well written and very informative. It is probably going to incite a negative reaction from some people who have a vested interest in the view of Africans as helpless and childlike. This book expanded my view of Africans and the people who consider themselves as the self-anointed saviors of the African peoples

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for all Africans to learn

All African Diaspora should read the book version or listen to this Audiobook. it is worth it.

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Dangerous / Right Wing US view

A dangerous right-wing US view of African develop. Stop aid. Trust international financial institutions and rating agencies. Have African governments pay 12% interest to hedge funds instead of giving aid. I don’t buy it.

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