The Reality of Aid 1997-1998 : An independent review of development cooperation book cover
1st Edition

The Reality of Aid 1997-1998
An independent review of development cooperation

ISBN 9780415851497
Published March 28, 2013 by Routledge
322 Pages

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Book Description

NOW IN ITS FIFTH ANNUAL EDITION, The Reality of Aid continues to present the most comprehensive and rigorous independent analysis available of the aid and development policies of the world's richest nations, and exposes the gaps between rhetoric and reality. Part I presents a consideration of current issues in development cooperation in the context of globalisation and the increasing importance of private aid flows. Part II gives a full-report on the performance of OECD countries and the European Union over the last year, and also includes a report on the continuing Lom negotiations between the EU and Africa. Part III gives a Southern perspective, with chapters on development and cooperation in Argentina, Central and Eastern Europe, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Latin America, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Part IV reviews trends in aid policy and spending by Northern governments and NGOs, with 'at a glance' tables and charts which compare donors' performance on issues such as poverty eradication, gender, emergency relief, leadership and public information. Throughout, information is presented in easily interpreted diagrams and graphs. First produced in 1993, The Reality of Aid has established itself as a unique source of independent evaluation and comment on aid policies and development. It is indispensable for all in the field, whether in the official or voluntary sectors. Originally published in 1997

Table of Contents

List of Boxes and Tables The Reality of Aid Project Acknowledgements ICVA and Eurostep Member Organisations Participating Agencies Part I Current Issues and Key Themes Introduction Development Cooperation in a Changing World Part II OECD Country Profiles Australia Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Ireland Italy Japan Netherlands New Zealand Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States European Union The EU and Africa Part Ill Perspectives from the South International Cooperation in Argentina Western Assistance to Post-communist Countries in Central and Eastern Europe A comment on NGOs, Ownership and Participation in Ghana Guatemala Haiti Breaking New Ground in Donor Coordination in India International Cooperation with Latin America Internal Management in Relation to Uganda's External Debt Gender Equity in Education in Zimbabwe Part IV Aid Trends, Facts and Figures World Aid at a Glance World Aid in 1995 and 1996 Trends in Aid and Development Cooperation The Outlook for Aid Leadership on Public and Political Opinion Spending on Public Information and Development Education Measuring and Mainstreaming Aid for Poverty Eradication Approaches to Gender in Development Cooperation Humanitarian Relief, Conflict and Emergencies Trends in ODA through NGOs Political Responsibility and Management of Development Cooperation Glossary Exchange Rates Notes on Data

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