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A collection of news items on the current (April 2015) situation in Yemen <br> <br> Global Politics - as in the IB Diploma course of that name (although this page is not connected to the IBO directly in any way)
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Why emerging economies need a different development model

Why emerging economies need a different development model | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it

Ever since the investment bank Goldman Sachs launched the acronym BRICSin the global debate in 2001, there has been much talk about the rise of new powers in the global economy. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have become the symbols of an alleged global shift, from an old economic system led by the so-called ‘West’ (the US and Europe) to a new development trajectory, spearheaded by traditionally ‘under-developed’ countries.

 

Yet, the reality appears much more complex than this ‘global power shift’ rhetoric would suggest.


Via Nevermore Sithole
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Very interesting article looking at a variety of alternative viewpoints.

 

 

 

And, no, I have no idea why they chose that picture.

 

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 28, 2014 9:47 AM

Why emerging economies need a different development model

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Americans already think a third of the budget goes to foreign aid. What if it did?

Americans already think a third of the budget goes to foreign aid. What if it did? | Global Politics - Yemen | Scoop.it
Let's increase foreign aid by $1.47 trillion a year. The reasons not to are quite weak.
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But does aid help? Or does it actually make things worse?

 

Everyone should read "Dead Aid" by Dambisa Moyo - a radical look at what aid is and what is does (and doesn't do)

 

(ISBN 978-0141031187  -  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Aid-working-another-Africa/dp/0141031182/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383960143&sr=8-1&keywords=dead+aid )

 

Amazon note: "Dambisa Moyo's Dead Aid reveals why millions are actually poorer because of aid, unable to escape corruption and reduced, in the West's eyes, to a childlike state of beggary.

 

We all want to help. Over the past fifty years $1 trillion of development aid has flowed from Western governments to Africa, with rock stars and actors campaigning for more. But this has not helped Africa. It has ruined it.


Dead Aid shows us another way. Using hard evidence to illustrate her case, Moyo shows how, with access to capital and with the right policies, even the poorest nations can turn themselves around. First we must destroy the myth that aid works - and make charity history."

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