By Jan P. Pronk
This quantity offers a cutting-edge debate at the arguable subject of improvement aid.
- The individuals are all specialists within the box of foreign development.
- Presents a few difficult conclusions concerning the position that reduction performs in catalysing, or stifling, development.
- Represents a variety of diverse analytical perspectives.
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Ultimately, the focus is on the expansion of human freedom to live the kind of lives people have reason to value. And, thus, the role of economic growth in expanding these opportunities has to be integrated into that more foundational understanding of the process of development: ‘To reject the ‘‘hard state’’ that denies the importance of human rights . . is thus complementary to the rejection of other forms of ‘‘hardness that view development as a terribly fierce’’ process’ (Sen, 1997). Amartya Sen’s development as freedom and the concept of human development led to a further diversification of development aid.
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Chapter 2 Unpacking Aid James K. Boyce INTRODUCTION Aid is often described as flowing from donor countries to recipient countries. This is an oversimplification for two reasons. First, there is often a counterflow of resources in the reverse direction by virtue of both ‘tied aid’ and capital flight. Second, ‘countries’ do not send and receive aid. On the donor side, the quantity and quality of aid are shaped by the contending economic, political, and institutional objectives of government agencies and their domestic constituents.
Catalysing Development: A Debate on Aid (Development and Change Special Issues) by Jan P. Pronk