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The Economists Tale: A Consultant Encounters Hunger and the World Bank Peter Griffiths

The Economists Tale: A Consultant Encounters Hunger and the World Bank

Peter Griffiths

Published May 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781842771846
Hardcover
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 About the Book 

What really happens when the World Bank imposes its policies on a country? This is an insiders view of one aid-made crisis. Peter Griffiths was at the interface between government and the Bank. 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.