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Development Aid And Human Rights
Development Aid And Human Rights
By Katarina Tomasevski
St. Martin's, 1989, 205 pp.

"Human rights ought to be incorporated in development aid to prevent it from becoming part of the problem it purports to solve." That attractive idea is pursued in this book in a series of uneven chapters that sometimes only scratch the surface of very complex matters, but occasionally dig deep and are always spirited. Some of the most valuable sections show how irregularly the goal is pursued by national donors, the World Bank and the United Nations. The author, who has law degrees from Harvard and Zagreb universities, wrote under the auspices of the Danish Center for Human Rights.