There's a stunning point of Africa’s overseas reduction that's nearly fullyyt missed: on the grounds that 2013, virtually 1/2 Africa’s most sensible reduction recipients were governed through authoritarian one-party states. Many overseas donors akin to USAID, DFID, the area financial institution, and the eu fee have watched their reduction rules turning into more and more entangled with the agendas of governmental elites. the location activates an uncomfortable query: to what volume are overseas reduction courses now really perpetuating authoritarian rule in Africa?
 
Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa sheds much-needed mild at the ethical dilemmas and political intricacies raised via the toxic courting among international relief and autocratic rule. prime specialists at the political events in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique, and Angola give a contribution essays that reveal the impression of international reduction on army advice, rural improvement, electoral methods, and family politics.

Offering a debatable but the most important argument at the perpetuation of authoritarianism in Africa, this ebook should be an indispensible source for students and activists drawn to the connection among improvement relief and politics within the modern panorama.

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The 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, entitled ‘Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty’, emphasized the link between national security and fragile states. The Review assigned a central role to DFID, and, while acknowledging that development aid is primarily about poverty reduction, the goal is to ensure that development assistance makes the ‘optimal contribution to national security within its overall objective of poverty reduction’ (HM Government, 2010: 11). : 44). The aim of UK development assistance is to ‘focus on those fragile and conflict-affected countries or regions where the risks are high, our interests are most at stake and where we know we can have an impact’ (DFID, FCO & MOD, 2011: 19).

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