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International Development

Illusions and realities

By Maggie Black  

International Development
  • Paperback / softback

This format can only be shipped to Canada.

  • EPUB

This format can only be purchased within Canada.

The idea of reducing poverty and inequality and improving health, education, and job opportunities around the world is beyond criticism. Yet, the reality of development can often be confusion, contradiction, deceit, and corruption.

This fully updated third edition makes a major contribution to the ongoing debate about the effectiveness of aid and development. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from international studies to personal stories, Maggie Black brings objective analysis and valuable insights to all the key themes. And she presents a forceful argument for bringing the poor and marginalised into the heart of the process.

Part of the No-Nonsense Guides series.

  • Paperback / softback, 160 pages
  • ISBN 9781771132398
  • Published October 2015
  • EPUB
  • ISBN 9781771132404
  • Published September 2016


This book reaches and informs a new section of thinking across the world.

РMedha Patkar, Narmada Valley People’s Movement, India

These short books supply us with clear, well-written an memorable analyses that cut to the chase.

– Susan George, President of the Board, Transnational Institute

Table of Contents

Foreword by Medha Patkar
Chapter 1 The History of an Idea
Chapter 2 Aid: The International Contribution
Chapter 3 Economic Development--Who Benefits?
Chapter 4 Social Progress Matters
Chapter 5 Enter 'Sustainability'
Chapter 6 Development is Political
Chapter 7 Where Next?

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