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Review: Despite Good Intentions

Why Development Assistance to the Third World Has Failed

Why Development Assistance to the Third World Has Failed
Thomas W. Dichter
320 pages (University of Massachusetts Press, 2003)

The best service we development professionals can now render to developing countries is for most of us to fade away quietly and allow the era of externally provided development assistance to come to a close,” argues Thomas Dichter. A former consultant to USAID, Dichter argues for eliminating virtually all international development assistance...

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