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  • ISBN: 9780275965051
  • ISBN10: 0275965058

Wringing Success from Failure in Late-Developing Countries Lessons from the Field

by Joseph F Stepanek

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
  • Publish date: 10/01/1999
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Development has alleviated poverty in many countries since the end of World War 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 development strategies and foreign assistance programs can create growth and reduce poverty. Western governments, international banks, and donor agencies must reexamine how they design and administer foreign aid if they are to be successful.
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