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Kenneth King - Knowledge for Development? - 9781842773253 - V9781842773253
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Knowledge for Development?

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Description for Knowledge for Development? Paperback. In 1996, the World Bank President, James Wolfensohn, declared that his organization would henceforth be Num Pages: 256 pages, notes, bibliography, index. BIC Classification: GTF; JKSR. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 215 x 135 x 19. Weight in Grams: 277.
In 1996, the World Bank President, James Wolfensohn, declared that his organization would henceforth be 'the knowledge bank'. This marked the beginning of a new discourse of knowledge-based aid, which has spread rapidly across the development field. This book is the first detailed attempt to analyse this new discourse. Through an examination of four agencies -- the World Bank, the British Department for International Development, the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency -- the book explores what this new approach to aid means in both theory and practice. It concludes that too much emphasis ... Read more

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About Kenneth King
Kenneth King is Professor of International and Comparative Education and Director of the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh. He is the author or editor of several books , including 'Aid and Education' and 'Changing International Aid to Education' (edited with Lene Buchert). Simon McGrath has been a research fellow at the Centre of African Studies, and became Research ... Read more

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'In this excellent book the authors present a detailed analysis and a balanced assessment of the prospects for knowledge-based aid to achieve the goal of improving aid-effectiveness. Based on conceptual framework setting and a close examination of actual experience they reach the conclusion that success depends on reconceptualizing aid itself, in the direction of capacity building in poor countries.' Ravi ... Read more

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