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Author Lappé, Frances Moore.

Title Aid as obstacle : twenty questions about our foreign aid and the hungry / Frances Moore Lappé, Joseph Collins, David Kinley.

Publication Info. San Francisco : Institute for Food and Development Policy, [1981]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  338.91 L316A    Check Shelf
Description 197 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents Introduction -- Does U.S. foreign aid focus on the poorest countries? -- Does U.S. aid focus on countries whose governments show a commitment to helping the poor? -- Doesn't U.S. aid have a moderating influence on repressive foreign governments? -- Wouldn't channeling more aid through multilateral institutions curb the use of aid for narrow foreign policy and corporate interests? -- Doesn't our foreign aid now go primarily to agricultures and rural development? -- If only one-quarter of World Bank loans go, even nominally, for agriculture and rural development, what does the World Bank do with the rest? -- Don't agriculture and rural development projects now focus on small farmers? -- Certainly there must be AID and World Bank projects that have helped small farmers increase their productivity. Don't such projects help the poor and the hungry? -- Are AID and the World Bank now promoting land reform and redistribution? -- Can't agencies like AID and the World Bank use aid money more effectively than small nongovernmental aid agencies? -- Even if most aid is not for agricultural and rural development or for the poor, doesn't it stimulate the economies of third world countries? -- Don't food aid programs get food to hungry people? -- Hasn't food aid been reformed? -- What happens to our food aid when it reaches a country where the majority of people are hungry? -- Aren't food-for-work programs more effective in helping the hungry and in building food self-reliance? -- Isn't food aid necessary in emergencies? -- Are you suggesting that most food aid should be terminated? -- Aren't you arguing a chancy and cruel proposition that even though an aid cut-off might hurt some people today it is necessary so that structural changes can, in the longer run, eradicate hunger? Why not instead seek out the few successful projects and try to multiply them? -- Is nongovernmental private aid the solution? -- If our government's foreign aid basically hurts the hungry, is there anything we can do to help them? -- A primer: some essential facts about the aid establishment -- Charts. Chart I: Ten top recipients get 51 percent of U.S. bilateral economic assistance ; Chart II: Top ten recipients get 90 percent of U.S. military assistance ; Chart III: Top ten recipients get 56 percent of World Bank assistance ; Chart IV: Top ten recipients get three-quarters of allocated U.S. food aid -- Notes -- Resources.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Economic assistance, American.
Technical assistance, American.
Food relief, American.
Added Author Collins, Joseph, 1945-
Kinley, David.
ISBN 0935028072 paperback $4.95
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