Developing Countries/Aid & Relief

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Against the Grain: The Dilemma of Project Food Aid
Jackson, Tony; Eade, Deborah
Book
1982
Jackson and Eade critique food aid programs as ineffective and potentially damaging to developing nations. The authors argue for substantially reduced food aid programs and for their better administra...
The AT Reader: Theory and Practice in Appropriate Technology
Carr, Marilyn
Book
1985
An introduction to appropriate technology, both as an explanation of the concerpt and extensive examples and applications.
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The Creation of World Poverty
Hayter, Teresa
Book
1981
Hayter challenges the assumption that the West is 'helping' the rest of the world to develop. Far from rescuing the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America from their supposed backwardness, the ri...
Crisis of External Dependence: The Political Economy of Foreign Aid to Bangladesh
Sobhan, Rehman
Book
This book presents an informed, wide-ranging and critical account of the impact of foreign aid on Bangladesh's economy and society. The author shows the distortive consequences that, in practice, aid ...
Exploitation
Jenkins, Robin
Book
1971
Jenkins argues that the conventional approaches to international relations, aid and development are a sham that is all the more unforgivable because they pretend to be scientific and objective when in...
For Reasons of State
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1973
Essays in which Chomsky analyzes the role of the American state and discusses some of the ways in which individuals can respond to its growing power.
Global Showdown: How the New Activists are Fighting Global Corporate Rule
Barlow, Maude; Clarke, Tony
Book
2001
Documents the new forces of resistance and invitates readers to join the struggle for alternatives.
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky analyzes the Kennedy Administration's policy on the Vietnam War and compares the US Administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Reagan.
So Much Aid, So Little Development: Stories from Pakistan
Altaf, Samia
Book
2011
An explanation of why so much international aid gets "wasted", with a focus on Pakistan.
Why aid projects in Palestine are doomed to fail
Wildeman, Jeremy
Article
2012
So long as aid in Palestine remains detached from the everyday realities of occupation and operates on the aggressor’s terms, it will continue to be ineffective.
Women and Global Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 85
Dujon, Veronica
Article
2000
Women are affected in unique ways by current forms of global economic integration. Their experiences, concerns and needs must be a central part of the groundwork for understanding and transforming thi...
World Bank: It's the Pits for the Poor: Against The Current vol. 87
Bond, Patrick
Article
2000
In early May, a National Reparations Conference opened by Njongonkulu Ndungane, the radical Archbishop of Cape Town who succeeded Desmond Tutu, resolved to demand that the World Bank and International...

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WaterCan
WaterCan is a leading Canadian charity dedicated to fighting global poverty by helping the world's poorest people gain access to clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education.

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African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent's economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the ins...
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations established as an international financial institution in 1977 as the outcome of a conference organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected th...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
World Meterological Organization
The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting dist...

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Migrants' billions put aid in the shade
Provost, Claire
2013
Money transfers from workers abroad to family back home have tripled in a decade and are three times larger than global aid budgets.