How to Help Poor Countries

Birdsall, Nancy; Rodrik, Dani; Subramanian, Arvind
July 2005
Foreign Affairs;Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p136
Looks at the issue of foreign assistance to developing countries in light of the United Nations Millennium Summit meeting that is to take place in September of 2005. Review of aims of the summit, including the goal to double international aid to needy countries, especially those in Africa; Issues of international trade to be addressed at the summit, including multilateral trade negotiations and opening markets to exports from developing nations; Author's view that the assumption that wealthy nations can materially shape development in the poor world by providing resources and trading opportunities is misguided and ignores key lessons of the past four decades.


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