Why we lie about aid : development and the messy politics of change / Pablo YanguasPublication details: London : Zed , 2018 Description: 267 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 978-1-78360-933-8Subject(s): Ayuda al desarrollo | Ayuda económica | Aspectos políticos | Análisis político
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Introduction -- The theatrics of aid debates -- The banality of certainty -- The ugly politics of change -- The limits of donor influence -- The paradoxes of development diplomacy -- The struggle of thinking politically -- Understanding the messy politics of change - Conclusion.
Foreign aid is about charity. International development is about technical fixes. At least that is what we, as donors, are constantly told. The result is a highly dysfunctional aid system that mistakes short-term results for long-term transformation and gets attacked across the political spectrum: those on the right claiming we spend too much, those on the left that we don’t spend enough.