Quick OverviewThis book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand both the illusions, and the realities, of development’s promises. With over 50,000 copies sold, this is fast becoming one of the most accessible and influential books on the subject - fully revised and updated.
'A brilliant overview, comprehensive but succinct, radical but realistic, critical but balanced. It fills a gap in development writing.' - Robert Chambers, IDS Sussex.
eBook, 144 pages.
Details‘Development’ has become a much compromised concept. For some of those lives it is supposed to transform, it translates into livelihood destruction, exclusion and impoverishment. The idea of reducing poverty and inequality and improving health and education around the world remains beyond criticism. But some of the things done in the name of ‘development’ achieve the opposite.
This fully updated third edition makes a major contribution to the ongoing debate about the effectiveness of aid and development. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from international studies to personal stories, Maggie Black brings objective analysis and valuable insights to all the key themes. And she presents a forceful argument for bringing the poor and marginalized to the heart of the process.
Maggie Black has written numerous books on development subjects, as well as histories of UNICEF and Oxfam, published by OUP, Earthscan, and NI. She has worked as a consultant writer and editor for UN and other international organizations on major reports, and for NGOs including Save the Children, WaterAid and Anti-Slavery International. Articles by her have appeared in The Guardian, New Internationalist and elsewhere.
'This book reaches and informs a new section of thinking people across the world.' - Medha Patkar, National Alliance of People's Movements, India.
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Code ZNOID ISBN 978-1-78026-240-6 Supplier New Internationalist Values and causes New Internationalist
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