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Addicted to Aid

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2008
Available in French: No

Over the last 50 years, Africa has received US$592 billion dollars in aid yet all of the bottom 20 countries in the UN's Human Development Index are in Sub-Saharan Africa. This film presents a reasoned critique of the formulaic thinking and policy triumphalism of the development aid community that have given us this result. With wide-ranging and rich evidence it brings an illuminating critical perspective on how and why things often go wrong in the global efforts to help Africa's poor, sets up its own NGO and asks if there's a credible alternative to aid.