Why We Lie About Aid: Development and the Messy Politics of Change (Paperback)Pablo Yanguas (author)
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Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Number of pages: 275
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
`One of the most exciting books about development aid in many years: original and timely, closely argued and evidenced, and beautifully written.'
David Booth, Overseas Development Institute
`Elegantly written and passionately argued, Yanguas has provided us with an authoritative guide to current debates within the aid business, and, more importantly, to the crucial political struggles that have always defined the development process.'
Nicolas van de Walle, Cornell University
`A bold effort to reframe global engagement with development. Yanguas is a leading exemplar of a new, committed and pragmatic generation of scholars and practitioners. His voice deserves to be widely heard.'
Brian Levy, Johns Hopkins University
`Incisive case studies, a strong command of recent currents in development studies, and a passionate belief in the necessity of development aid, despite all its flaws, bolster this probing inquiry into the politics of aid.'
Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
'Full of pithy quotes, punchy anecdotes and insightful case studies ... you should leave this book everywhere, from your friend's bedside table, to DFID's tea-room and the doorsteps of the Daily Mail.'
'Yanguas entertainingly and persuasively argues that a move away from current aid systems - as institutions too fixated on short-term results - is vital.'
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