Moyo’s first book, Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa (), argues that. Apr 7, In Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest. But Dambisa Moyo’s book, Dead Aid, challenges us to think again. Although we can all agree that ending poverty is an urgent necessity, there appears to be.

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She argues that western liberal anxiety about suffering in Africa would be better deployed ensuring fair-trade terms on commodities such as cotton and sugar. Handelsblatt GmbH, e-published 14 April In contrast, Alan Beattie of the Financial Times wrote, “The challenges it identifies are for the most part real, if not original.

There are many who will want to promote her views, only too eager to cut aid budgets as pressure builds on government spending. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

Dambisa Moyo

For example, in a breezy overview of explanations for Africa’s economic backwardness, Moyo turns to the harshness of the continent’s geography and points out that “Saudi Arabia is rather hot, and of course, Switzerland is landlocked, but these factors have not stopped them getting on with it”. Fifty Years of Economic Folly — And the Stark Choices that Lie Aheadgives an account of the decline of the economic supremacy of the West over the past 50 years, and posits that the world’s most advanced economies are squandering their economic lead.

Time and again, she fails to grapple with the single biggest factor determining the poverty of the continent – how the state functions, and has failed to function. Retrieved 7 July It has become fashionable to attack aid to Africa; an overdose of celebrity lobbying and compassion fatigue have prompted harsh critiques of what exactly aid has achieved in the past 50 years.


In a interview Bill Gates was asked for his views on Dead Aid ‘ s illustration that aid to African governments has not alleviated poverty but has instead kept the African economy crippled rather than supporting sustainable African business. Yes, but perhaps Saudi’s vast oil reserves and tiny population, and Switzerland’s position as a banking centre at the heart of Europe, are part of the explanation?

The road to ruin

Moyo resides in New York City. She believes in the private sector and deqd enterprise. Print Hardcover Best Sellers. In particular, it explores the implications of China’s rush for natural resources across all regions of the world. Um, you could say.

Retrieved 19 May China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the Worldexamines the commodity dynamics that the world will face over the next several dabisa, according to Moyo.

He claimed to have read the book and stated “books like that — they’re promoting evil”. Relevant here would have been Paul Collier’s analysis of the role of geography in his recent book The Bottom Billion: Council on Foreign Relations. A Response to Jeffrey Sachs”. She has written and lectured on topics ranging from global markets, the impact of geopolitics on the economy, the future of the job market, the outlook for growth in China, and the past and future paths of interest rates.

Time to turn off the aid tap?

One suspects that behind this book is a remarkable woman with an impressive career and very little time for learning how to write a good book. This is Moyo at her weakest; she is an economist by training and her grasp of the political economy of Africa is lamentable.


She has written four New York Times bestselling books: Pulling us through a quick history of aid, Moyo covers the many ways its intent and structure have been influenced by world events.

Retrieved 21 July Our obsession with it has detracted from the more important ways in which we can promote development: She ad right, however, that there are unedifying aspects of aid – in particular, the continued protectionism of both the US and EU: Moyo insists it really is that simple.

dambjsa The partitioning of Africa at the Berlin conference “did not help matters”. A System in Need of an Overhaul” — via www. One cannot accuse Moyo of failing to do her homework.

By she had travelled to more than 75 countries, examining the political, economic, and financial workings of emerging economies. Dambisa Moyo born 2 Deda [1] is a Zambian-born international economist and author who analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs.

The battle is to press for more effective aid, not cut it altogether.

Colonialism is treated similarly. Austin Elected to Chevron’s Board of Directors”. Retrieved from ” https: Britannica Book of the Year Wikiquote has quotations related to: What she doesn’t acknowledge is that these trade injustices are the target of vociferous campaigns by organisations such as Oxfam – organisations that represent the western liberalism she excoriates while relying heavily on their data.

The danger is that she will end aiv on the wrong side of the argument.