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Aid and Inequality in Kenya

British Development Assistance to Kenya

By Gerald Holtham, Arthur Hazelwood

Routledge – 2011 – 268 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

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Description

This reissue, first published in 1976, considers the rapid rate of economic growth in Kenya, combined with its apparent political stability, to determine whether or not this is indeed a case of ‘growth without development’ and, if so, where the responsibility for aid lies in this situation.

The book concludes that while Kenyan growth has not been to an ideal pattern, accompanied by an increase in inequality, there is little or no reason to believe that living standards have not improved. It examines the impact of aid on Kenya’s progress at both the microeconomic and macroeconomic level and provides an institutional study of the impact of aid on Kenyan Government policy formation and administration and a discussion of British aid’s political purposes and influence in Kenya.

The authors conclude that some of the effects predicted by the critics of aid are visible, but that the net effect on general living standards has been strongly positive, concluding that the problems constitute a case for improving aid procedures, but not against aid itself.

Contents

1. The Background 2. Aims and Achievements Since Independence 3. The Facts of Aid 4. British Aid Policy and Administration in Kenya 5. Aid in Action 6. The Influence of Aid 7. Policy Implications for British Aid 8. Controversies Over Aid

Name: Aid and Inequality in Kenya: British Development Assistance to Kenya (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Gerald Holtham, Arthur Hazelwood. This reissue, first published in 1976, considers the rapid rate of economic growth in Kenya, combined with its apparent political stability, to determine whether or not this is indeed a case of ‘growth without development’ and, if so,...
Categories: Development Economics, Development Policy, Development Studies