Helping Africa Help Itself: A Global Effort

Helping Africa Help Itself: A Global Effort

by Anup Shah


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Much of modern Africa struggles with poverty, famine, widespread disease, and violent conflict. The international community increasingly acknowledges the need to help Africa, and donor agencies and rich-nation governments have offered development assistance, food aid, and debt relief to the continent. But it is uncertain how effective this aid actually is, and how the world can best help African countries move toward self-sufficiency. Helping Africa Help Itself outlines various types of international aid and describes some of the organizations collecting and distributing it. The book explains such complex issues as debt relief, war crimes commissions, and Structural Adjustment Programs. Historical and political factors that have contributed to Africa's present predicament are also examined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422229415
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2013
Series: Africa: Progress and Problems Series
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: NC1380L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

A Troubled Continent 13

Exploitation and Debt 22

Conditional Foreign Aid 32

Promoting Economic Development 45

Improving Access to World Trade 58

Dealing with Health Issues 67

Refugee Aid and Peacebuilding 86

Helping Africa Help Itself 99

Glossary 112

Further Reading 115

Internet Resources 116

Index 118

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