The Economist's Tale: A Consultant Encounters Hunger and the World Bank

! Read ! The Economists Tale: A Consultant Encounters Hunger and the World Bank by Peter Griffiths ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Economists Tale: A Consultant Encounters Hunger and the World Bank What really happens when the World Bank imposes its policies on a country? This is an insiders view of one aid-made crisis. In this day-by-day account of a mission he undertook in Sierra Leone in 1986, he tells the story of how the World Bank, obsessed with the free market, imposed a secret agreement on the government, banning all government food imports or subsidies. This is a rare and important portrait of the aid world which insiders will recognize, but of which the general public seldom get

The Economist's Tale: A Consultant Encounters Hunger and the World Bank

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Rating : 4.90 (565 Votes)
Asin : 184277185X
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-05-05
Language : English

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"As a World Bank employee for 16 years I observed some of the same bureaucratic obtuseness Griffiths describesso precisely and with such careful analysis of the Sierra Leone situation, I am amazeda great book. If only there were many more peoplewho would write up their experiences with aid projects." --Bill Easterly, Formerly Principal Economist at the World Bank, Now Professor of Economics at NYU, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and Institute for International Economics"brilliantly elucidates the relationship between incompetence and corruption, both in Sierra Leone and the aid industry"-The Economist"Griffiths paints a picture in which World Bank staff are pro

What really happens when the World Bank imposes its policies on a country? This is an insider's view of one aid-made crisis. In this day-by-day account of a mission he undertook in Sierra Leone in 1986, he tells the story of how the World Bank, obsessed with the free market, imposed a secret agreement on the government, banning all government food imports or subsidies. This is a rare and important portrait of the aid world which insiders will recognize, but of which the general public seldom gets a glimpse.. Peter Griffiths was at the interface between government and the Bank

anju vedula said Five Stars. Incredible book for anyone interested in what real economics is about.. Changed my understanding of third world poverty Sabrina Feldman This is an absolutely riveting book. I heard of it through a brief mention at Brad DeLong's website, and ordered it because of the comments by the previous reviewers. I can only agree with their comments -- this book should be required reading for anyone interested in globalization, poverty, and the real world constraints that often prevent idealistic anti-poverty efforts from succeeding. I can't recommend it highly enough.. Amazon Customer said Insighful and sad account. A good book, known by few, written by an even less well known author, to which I am grateful. As (probably) most of the other readers, I learned about this book from a (very positive) book review published on the "Economist".This book tells a first person account of how bad economics, corruption, or "simple" incompetence almost caused a famine of immane proportion in Sierra Leone, in the 80s, with the important "contribution" of the World Bank. The author (at the time a consultant for the World Bank) tells us how he managed to avert the crisis, a deed that many did not a

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