By Paul Mosley
Routledge – 2014 – 160 pages
Series: Global Institutions
The book provides an up-to-date overview of the politics by which aid flows are determined and of their impact on development, from the level of the global economy down to the individual household. There is a particular focus on the promise of the Millennium Development Goals to ‘make poverty history’, and on how far this is being achieved.
1. Objectives 2. Historical background and evolution 3. The domestic politics of aid 4. International financial institutions and global governance 5. Development effectiveness 6. The Great Poverty Campaign 7. Into the future: the challenge of ‘scaling up’ 8. Conclusions
Paul Mosley is Professor of Economics at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is Editor of the Journal of International Development and the General Editor of the Routledge Priorities for Development book series. He has carried out research and consultancy work for a number of organisations including USAID, UNCTAD, World Bank and DfID.