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'This book reaches and informs a new section of thinking people across the world.' - Medha Patkar, National Alliance of People's Movements, India.

'A brilliant overview, comprehensive but succinct, radical but realistic, critical but balanced. It fills a gap in development writing.' - Robert Chambers, IDS Sussex.

The idea of reducing poverty and inequality and improving health, education and nutrition around the world is beyond criticism – yet the reality of development can often be confusion, contradiction 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 marginalized to the heart of the process.

About the Author

Maggie Black has written numerous books on development subjects, as well as histories of UNICEF and Oxfam, published by OUP, Earthscan, and NI. She has worked as a consultant writer and editor for UN and other international organizations on major reports, and for NGOs including Save the Children, WaterAid and Anti-Slavery International. Articles by her have appeared in The Guardian, New Internationalist and elsewhere.

ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-239-0
Publication date: September 2015
Dimensions: 180 x 110
Page extent: 144

Date added: March 24, 2015

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