Can the West save Africa ?

@inproceedings{Easterly2008CanTW,
  title={Can the West save Africa ?},
  author={William R. Easterly},
  year={2008}
}
In the new millennium, the Western aid effort towards Africa has surged due to writings by well-known economists, a celebrity mass advocacy campaign, and decisions by Western leaders to make Africa a major foreign policy priority. This survey contrasts the predominant "transformational" approach (West saves Africa) to occasional swings to a "marginal" approach (West takes one small step at a time to help individual Africans). Evaluation of "one step at a time" initiatives is generally easier… CONTINUE READING

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