Aid to Africa: Redeemer or Coloniser? by Samir Amin, Patrick Bond, Demba Moussa Dembele, Khadija

By Samir Amin, Patrick Bond, Demba Moussa Dembele, Khadija Sharife, Charles Mutasa, Bernard Founou Tchuigoua, Sanusha Naidu, Tim Murithi, Hakima Abbas, Yves Niyiragira

The present international financial crisis resurges the talk on reduction to Africa—the biggest international recipient—and this finished quantity explores the basis, historical past, and origin upon which the concept that of relief is predicated. It considers aid's courting to the wider improvement discourse in Africa, the politics and tool dynamics of relief mechanisms, and the way the emergence of powers akin to China and India are redefining the worldwide relief structure. diversified views are proven from African social commentators, teachers, and activists, together with Demba Moussa Dembélé, Patrick Bond, Samir Amin, and Charles Mutasa.

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1999) 'Gend er stu dies progr amme at the African Gend er Institute: build ing kn owled gcs for gender eguity', AGI News/etter, vol. 5, October, 39 AID TO AFRICA: REDEEMER OR COLONISER? http://web. htm. accessed 19 January 2009 Boserup, E. (1970) WOlllell'$ Role ill Economic Dcvdopmenl , New York,St Martin's Press Bud lend er, D. :cret

They have fou nd that this common professio nal lan g uage cloaks a wide range of ideo logical sta ndpOints (EI Bushra 2000, p. 57). Radical messages abo ut gende r equity have been translated into policies wi th mo re conservative 34 ngntea IT na 3 AID FROM A FEMINI ST PERSPECTIVE ra tio nales and goa ls; a n o bvio us e xamp le is the w id espread use o f the term 'em powe rme nt' by fe min ist acti vists and mu lti la teral aid s agencies alike (El Bu shra 2000, p. 57). Whe n gend e r agend as a re ta ke n up by in terna tio na l in s titu tion s, w hich has been impo rtant in terms of ra ising the profile of wo men's concern s, the co unter effect has been the ca libration o f extremely comple x issues and societies into vast stati stics and slogans d esig ned mere ly to respo nd to competin g inte rests on the glo bal stage.

7 per ce nt of gross na tional income, yet of t he 22 tallied donor countries, 18 s till fall short o f the target set by the UN and agreed to over 38 years ago (OEe D 2008). Other disbursements include m ultilateral aid and concessional loans from e ntities such as UNI CEF, UNDP, as well as the Wo rl d Bank. It cou ld be assumed that Wo rld Bank lending is driven by s hareholder in te rests - the US a nd G8 holding 17 per cent, and 40 per cen t of the shares respectively. A US Treasury report (2008, p.

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