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 monetary crisis resurges the controversy on reduction to Africa—the biggest international recipient—and this entire quantity explores the idea, heritage, and starting place upon which the idea that of reduction relies. It considers aid's dating to the wider improvement discourse in Africa, the politics and gear dynamics of reduction mechanisms, and the way the emergence of powers corresponding 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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61). Furthermore, by suggesting th at in the recent past women were not o nly equa l in s tatus to men, bu t also equall y productive, Boserup challenged the conven tional wisdom that women were less p rod uctive and the refore not e ntitled to a share of scarce de velo pment resources (Jaquet te 1990, p. 61). Fin ally, the argument that African women had recently been equal to African men mean t tha t the claim that women s ho uld have mo re equal access to reso urces could not be di smi ssed as a Western or feminist import (Jaqu etle 1990, p.

J. (1995) The Ag,. >Oks Hayter, T. A. (2003) ONU. Le Systeme Polilique lnlerna/ional et /a Polrtique Internationale, Pari s, I'Harma tta n Mende, T. (1975) De /' Aide ci la Rec%nisation, Paris, Se u il Moumouni Dioffo, A. ssollrces Fillanciere Allow~es tWX Fays ell Dive/oppemenllOO1---{)6, Paris, OECD DECO (2007) Revue Cooperalion pOllr Ie Deve/oppcmenl, Paris, DECO Tandon, Y. pelldencc, Oxford and Ge neva, Fahamu Books and South Centre 25 Aid from a feminist perspective Aw ino Okech Setting the parameters There are currently two key processes that are shaping the ways in which financial aid from the North is channelled to the global South for development.

Relega ted to the subsistence sector, women lost income, status and power relative to men. More impo rtantly, their essential contribution to agri cultural production beca me invisible. One reason why Boserup's work was taken up so enthusiastica lly by WID advocates was that it legi timised efforts to infl uence d e velopment policy with a combined argument for justice and efficiency (Tinker 1990, p. 30). If, as Boseru p su ggested, women had in the past enjoyed a position of rel ative equali ty with men in agricu ltural prodUction, then it was both appropriate and feasi ble for development assistance directed towards women to remove inequal ities (Jaquetle 1990, p.

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