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The Reality of Aid 2000
An independent review of poverty reduction and development assistance

ISBN 9780415853804
Published November 27, 2013 by Routledge
304 Pages

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NOW IN ITS SEVENTH ANNUAL EDITION, The Reality of Aid 2000 looks at how the performance of OECD donor countries on aid and development cooperation has matched up to the challenge of eliminating absolute poverty. The report charts some improvements at the level of donor policy and rhetoric. But its stark conclusion is that the potential of aid to combat poverty is constantly undermined by governments, both North and South, who fail to address the extreme inequalities of income and the structural, social and political injustices that entrench people in poverty. Part I of The Reality of Aid 2000 presents an overview of poverty in the current global context and an analysis of recent trends in aid - looking particularly at basic education. In Part II, chapters by experts from NGOs in OECD countries and the European Union show how donor aid administrations approach poverty - and highlight the weakness of political commitment in the North to the needs of the poor. Part III sets out Southern perspectives on development cooperation. Part IV provides 'at a glance' comparisons of donors' aid outlook and commitment to development cooperation in the 21st century, poverty eradication, gender and public support. Throughout the book, information is presented in easily interpreted diagrams and graphs. 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, providing a regular reality check on just how much the international community is doing to realise the achievable goal of eliminating poverty. 'Indispensable ... it gives you most of the hard facts you need to know about the major issues' Nett-' Internationalist 'The most comprehensive and rigorous independent analysis of the aid and development policies of the world's wealthiest nations ... Essential reading' Charity World 'The Reality of Aid remains an essential purchase by the libraries of development institutions and an invaluable reference for development practitioners' Development & Change 'A reliable 'watchdog' for anyone interested in this important aspect of international relations' ORBIT 'An accessible reference ... [it] encompasses many key issues and stimulates further research' Commonwealth & Comparative Politics Originally published in 1999

Table of Contents

List of boxes and tables Acknowledgements Foreword by Elin Enge The Reality of Aid Project Part I: The Reality of Aid versus the Reality of Poverty World aid at a Glance The context of International Development Cooperation by Humberfo Campodonico Trends Towards the New Millennium by Judith Randel and Tony German Trends in Basic Education by Anna Jellema Part II A Review of Aid Donors Australia by Garth Luke, ACFOA Canada by Brian Tomlinson, CClC Japan by Ahio Takayanagi, JANlC New Zealand by Pat Webster, CID Norway by Gunnar Garbo, NPA Switzerland by Richard Gerster, Swiss Coalition United States by Carol Lancastec InterAction European Union by Mirjam van Reisen, Eurostep Austria by Karin Kublbck, and Michael Obrovsky, OFSE Belgium by Melanie Schellens, NCOS Denmark by Bibi Tindec MS Finland by Folke Sundman and Mark Waller, KePa France by Olivier Blamangin, CRlD Germany by Birgit Dederichs-Bain and Thomas Fues, DWHH and tdh Ireland by Michael O'Brien, Concem Worldwide Italy by Jose Luis Rhi-Sausi and Marco Zupi, Movimondo The Netherlands by Caroline Wildeman, NOVlB Portugal by Maria do Ceu Ferro, OlKOS Spain by Gonzalo Faniul, Intermon Sweden by Svante Sandberg, Forum Syd United Kingdom by Mark Curtis and Anna Jefferys, ActionAid Part Ill Perspectives from the South on Development Cooperation Latin America: the Economy and the Environment Collapse on the Region's Poorest People by Humberto Campodonico, DESCO, and Mariano Valderrama, CEPES Latin America: Cooperation and Basic Education by ALOP Africa: Aid, Debt and Development by Twisema S Muyoya, MWENGO Uganda: Poverty and Basic Education by Tumutegyereize Kenneo): Uganda Debt Network Zambia: Trends in Donor Support to Education by Allast Mwanza India: because the Market Tells them so by Binu S Thomas, ActionAid India Part IV Donors Compared At a Glance The Outlook for Aid Donor Responses to International Development Goals and Shaping the 21st Century Donor Government Policies and Poverty Reduction Making Sure that Every Dollar Contributes to Poverty Eradication Measuring Aid for Poverty Reduction Donor Policies and Actions on Basic Education Donor Approaches to Gender Political and Public Opinion in Donor Countries Government Funding for Information, Public Relations and Development Education Part V Reference Section Participating Agencies Glossary Source Notes Exchange Rates

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