The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

It is possible to just give money to the poor

Hanlon, Joseph (2004). It is possible to just give money to the poor. In: Pronk, Jan ed. Catalysing Development? A Debate on Aid. Blackwell, pp. 181–200.

URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=97...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

About the book: This volume presents a state-of-the-art debate on the controversial topic of development aid.

For several decades, the need to provide aid to low income countries, in order to stimulate and promote their economic and social development, was widely accepted. In recent years, however, the issue of aid and the question of its role in development have become matters of controversy. In this collection of essays, development aid is put under the microscope, as the contributors examine its history, its rationale, and its effectiveness, and reach some quite different conclusions as to the part it plays in catalysing, or indeed in stifling, development. While some argue that aid remains vital, and must be maintained or increased, others are more sceptical, and fear that it may even prolong underdevelopment in certain circumstances. These essays, from a select group of commentators representing different analytical perspectives, first appeared as an academic debate in the journal Development and Change, in response to an article by Jan Pronk, former Minister for Development Co-operation of the Netherlands.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-4051-2119-X, 978-1-4051-2119-4
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Related URLs:
Item ID: 11546
Depositing User: Users 4181 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2008 07:51
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/11546
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk