Self-governance & Aid Delivery: Reducing Poverty in the 21st Century

Self-governance & Aid Delivery: Reducing Poverty in the 21st Century

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The purpose of this thesis is to define and measure self-governance among nation-states and assess whether the concept of self-governance is useful in distributing foreign aid. Self-governance is when the individual governs himself or herself, under the authority of a nation-state that also itself is accountable to the individual that it governs. Individuals and the nations must be examined here in the analogy of skin, where the individual and nations are both layers of skin that function cohesively together to make progress in their choices that benefit all parties involved. This thesis also reviews the debate within the international community regarding governance and sets forth the positions of William Easterly and Jeffery Sachs---the main advocates of alternative approaches of foreign aid---and discusses how one can measure governance in the context of aid delivery. Furthermore, this thesis promotes entrepreneurship, in a bottom-up approach context, as the best way to delegate aid, given the individual self-governance of aid recipients who want to make their own choices in ending poverty and raising the quality of their lives.As a professor of economics at New York University, joint with Africa House, and Co-Director of New York Universitya#39;s Development Research Institute, Easterly has challenged Sachsa#39; plan, believing that Sachsa#39; approach is a utopian ambition anbsp;...

Title:Self-governance & Aid Delivery: Reducing Poverty in the 21st Century
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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