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Wringing success from failure in late-developing countries [electronic resource] : lessons from the field / Joseph F. Stepanek.

By: Stepanek, Joseph F, 1943-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 246 p.) : map.ISBN: 9780313389610 (electronic bk.); 0313389616 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Economic assistance -- Developing countries | Developing countries -- Economic conditions | Developing countries -- Economic policy | Poor -- Developing countries | Rural poor -- Developing countries | Business | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General | Entwicklungshilfe | Entwicklungsl�anderGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wringing success from failure in late-developing countries.DDC classification: 338.9/009172/4 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Poor People in a Poor World; 2. Washington's AID Program; 3. Why Asia Is Developing and Africa Is Not; 4. Bangladesh Grows Its Own Food; 5. Creating African Ownership with an Aid Presence; 6. Agriculture Is Africa's First Source of Growth; 7. Investment for Africa's Development; 8. African Development Requires Democracy; 9. Master of Their Own House: African Training and Western Advice; 10. Endorsing Development in the Poor World; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: Development has alleviated poverty in many countries during the 50 years since the end of War World II, yet half of mankind remains poor; a fifth are very poor. Poverty is not a state of nature, but, as Stepanek shows, can be ascribed to manmade institutions that reflect self-serving and self-indulgent ideologies, poorly tested theories and policies, weak governments, and poverty alleviation programs that are questionably designed and poorly administered. Dr. Stepanek asserts that poverty cannot be alleviated without challenging all of its root causes, and he shows that well-designed developme.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-241) and index.

Development has alleviated poverty in many countries during the 50 years since the end of War World II, yet half of mankind remains poor; a fifth are very poor. Poverty is not a state of nature, but, as Stepanek shows, can be ascribed to manmade institutions that reflect self-serving and self-indulgent ideologies, poorly tested theories and policies, weak governments, and poverty alleviation programs that are questionably designed and poorly administered. Dr. Stepanek asserts that poverty cannot be alleviated without challenging all of its root causes, and he shows that well-designed developme.

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Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Poor People in a Poor World; 2. Washington's AID Program; 3. Why Asia Is Developing and Africa Is Not; 4. Bangladesh Grows Its Own Food; 5. Creating African Ownership with an Aid Presence; 6. Agriculture Is Africa's First Source of Growth; 7. Investment for Africa's Development; 8. African Development Requires Democracy; 9. Master of Their Own House: African Training and Western Advice; 10. Endorsing Development in the Poor World; Bibliography; Index;

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