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Despite good intentions : why development assistance to the third world has failed / Thomas W. Dichter.

By: Dichter, Thomas W.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2003Description: xiii, 303 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1558493921 (cloth : alk. paper); 155849393X (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Economic assistance -- Developing countries -- Evaluation | Poverty -- Developing countries | Domestic economic assistance-Developing countries Foreign aid Poverty-Developing countriesDDC classification: 338.91091724 Online resources: WorldCat details | E-book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents Introduction/The Great Paradox of Development Assistance -- Romance -- Illusion -- The Developing World and Its Condition -- A Straw in the Wind -- Being Useful or Being Used -- The Evolution of the Idea of Development -- Warm Bodies -- Sliding toward Dependency -- Development Assistance as an Industry (the "Dev Biz") -- Trying Simply to Help -- Avoiding History -- The Helper and the Helped -- Confusing Stakes -- The Consequences of Avoiding Certain Universals of Human Nature -- Spare No Expense--the Very Best -- For the People, By the People -- The Mismatch of Organizational Imperatives and Money -- Position, Not Condition -- Headless Chickens -- The Professionalization of Development -- Too Many Cooks -- Rhetorical Support -- Marketing Development -- Unintended Consequences -- The People's Program -- Conclusion/The Case for a Radical Reduction in Development Assistance.
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Dichter, Thomas W.
Despite good intentions.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2003
(OCoLC)647376217

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents Introduction/The Great Paradox of Development Assistance --
Romance --
Illusion --
The Developing World and Its Condition --
A Straw in the Wind --
Being Useful or Being Used --
The Evolution of the Idea of Development --
Warm Bodies --
Sliding toward Dependency --
Development Assistance as an Industry (the "Dev Biz") --
Trying Simply to Help --
Avoiding History --
The Helper and the Helped --
Confusing Stakes --
The Consequences of Avoiding Certain Universals of Human Nature --
Spare No Expense--the Very Best --
For the People, By the People --
The Mismatch of Organizational Imperatives and Money --
Position, Not Condition --
Headless Chickens --
The Professionalization of Development --
Too Many Cooks --
Rhetorical Support --
Marketing Development --
Unintended Consequences --
The People's Program --
Conclusion/The Case for a Radical Reduction in Development Assistance.

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