The reality is that aid isn't – or at least shouldn't be – about levels of spending, nor interventions shackled to vague notions of ‘accountability’ and ‘ownership’. Instead, a different approach is possible, one that acknowledges aid as being about struggle, about taking sides, about politics. It is an approach that has been quietly applied by innovative development practitioners around the world, providing political coverage for local reformers to open up spaces for change. Drawing on a variety of convention-defying stories from a variety of countries – from Britain to the US, Sierra Leone to Honduras – this book provides an eye-opening account of what we really mean when we talk about aid.
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Number of pages||267|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781783609369, 9781783609376|
|ISBN (Print)||9781783609338, 9781783609345|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Feb 2018|
- aid effectiveness
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Global inequalities
- Global Development Institute
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Impact: Political impacts, Societal impacts