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'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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904456636
ISBN-10: 1904456634
Format: Paperback
(180mm x 110mm x 10mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Maggie Black

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.

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