Is Official Development Aid Designed to Fullfill the Poors' Needs?[Essay] by Guillaume Angué

2009-10-06

The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2008/2009.

Since 1945 and the independence of old colonies, rich countries have attempted to help the poorest countries to develop. At first this Development Aid was aimed towards economic growth, and then towards the reduction of inequalities, social progress, and now towards sustainable development. Whereas economic growth was already hard to achieve, are all these new priorities really important for the people in need, or are they just a way for rich countries to think about and “impose” development?

Today, everybody recognizes that Human Rights, democracy and environmental protection are important, but we can still wonder if the sums dedicated to ODA are really used to address the needs of the poor or to promote an occidental vision of development.

Quote article  Guillaume Angué, « Is Official Development Aid Designed to Fullfill the Poors' Needs? », 06 october 2009, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Essay]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/96.sls

In the same section

Entrepreneurship after the collapse of the USSR - Study of the first small entrepreneurs in a provincial city of Russia

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Marine Bikard

Through the time of transition, Russian experience is an exceptional laboratory to study the rise of capitalism and its institutionalization. Based on a field study of the first small entrepreneurs, this essay offers a new approach of different ideas developed according to western realities. ...

>>Read more

Degrowth or chaos - by Paul Ariès

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Anne Hurand

In his book, Paul Ariès presents his political project. First, he shows how consumer society is doomed to collapse, and then explains how degrowth is the only alternative. But degrowth is not possible unless our way of living and thinking changes. According to Paul Ariès, it is necessary that we...

>>Read more

Al Amana, critical analysis of a Moroccan microfinance initiative

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Yazid Arifi

Al Amana is a Moroc-credit association created in 1997. Over the past years, it has grown into a major actor of microfinance, in Morocco and worldwide as well. Considering its success (which led major institutions such as Agence Française de Développement and USAID to grant it financial help), it...

>>Read more

The big tipping point The social question at global scale - by J-M Severino et O. Ray

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Marie Baranger

Jean-Michel Severino and Olivier Ray release a comprehensive analysis of the new global arrangement. Through new changemakers’ and anonymous – though representative of the new economic and social order –  stakeholders’ portraits, the authors highlight the characteristics of the...

>>Read more

The Communist Party Manifesto - by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Aurélien Philippe

The Communist Party Manifesto is neither a detailed and precise text nor a program. The authors want to analyze society, and that leads to it being compartmentalized in classes; they also want to demonstrate that a trans-national force exists, that it has arisen, is developing, and organizing...

>>Read more

With the same doctype

Essay

Habitat et Humanisme Created in 1985 in Lyon by a real... by Fleur d'Harcourt
The Free Software Foundation. The Free Software Foundation supports... by Raphaël Saillant
Altai Consulting Altai Consulting started its operation... by Domitille de la Morinerie
The Jai Bhim Network in Hungary The paper presents the activity of the... by Csilla Narai
Bimini Place: Los Angeles Eco-Village The objective of this review is to... by Guillaume Dutertre
Is car-sharing the next way to drive in... The concept of car-sharing has been... by Rudy Guénaire
What's the economic impact of the... This research paper presents the... by Victor Cabanes, Hélène Doutriaux, Anne Hurand
Reconnect - Fight against exclusion Reconnect is an association whose... by Marine Bikard
The role of the State in micro-finance... Over the last 25 years, the... by Olympe Bédier
Knowledge transmitters and their vision... An attempt to study the model of the... by Diane de Zélicourt