Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dead Aid

Born in Lusaka, Zambia, Dambisa Moyo, argues in Dead Aid that Aid to Africa is not working. In fact, she says that aid keeps African countries poor, instead of helping them develop.

She argues that the Chinese have a better idea than the Western world. The Chinese trade with Africa, and tie the payments to roads being built, etc. This is a better model, Moyo states, rather than just giving non-monitored aid to an elite, who spend it on personal items and overseas bank accounts.

Something has to change. Africans have to demand that change and work to bring it about.

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