First World, Third World


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Over a billion people still live in abject poverty. International aid, and its organs such as the World Bank, can claim only limited success. Indeed, in some parts of the world, especially Africa, they must acknowledge failure. William Ryrie analyses the record of international aid with ruthless honesty, while sympathising with its objectives. Aid has often had perverse and harmful effects. Probably its most basic failure has been to undermine the working of the market economy, which offers the best hope of rapid growth and ...

First World, Third World 1999, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333759752

2nd edition 1999


First World, Third World 1997, Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9780312172794

Trade paperback

First World, Third World 1995, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333657317

1995 edition