2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great idea - some shortcomings in delivery,
This review is from: Dead Aid: Why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa (Paperback)
This is a very important book that rehearses a compelling argument in favour of abandoning traditional Western aid to Africa. However distastful this may seem to the caring wealthy Westerner, or to their politicians, Ms Moyo is right. It is a pity that it takes an African woman, rather than a Western male, to get this point of view out there and being discussed.
The book has some significant shortcomings in its detailed solutions, in particular the rather odd chapter on bond financing (relevance ?). However, Ms Moyo deserves a wide audience, and I hope that she will have paved the way for more insightful authors to work up these ideas in other ways.