Originally published in 1981, this book analyses how development aid works in practice. It presents a critique of the practice of foreign aid, analyses the aid process, who controls it and investigates the exercise of leverage by donors. It examines the interests of the different parties involved, identifies problems and suggests alternatives which may allow the aid process to operate more effectively in the interest of those who need it.
1. Introduction 2. The Aid Process 3. Leverage 4. Motives and Interests 5. The Problems of Foreign Aid 6. Alternatives