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Players and Issues in International Aid

Paula Hoy
Players and Issues in International Aid
ISBN: 978-1-56549-073-4
1998/188 pages/LC: 97-35131
A Kumarian Press Book
"This primer provides a critical reading of the state of international aid as we face the twenty-first century. Paula Hoy offers a hopeful, imaginative vision and some particulars on how to work toward creating that better system."—Kathleen Mass Weigert, University of Notre Dame

"A clear-eyed and comprehensive survey of the major governmental and private actors in international aid."—William Savitt, Interfaith Hunger Appeal

"An excellent introduction to the topic of aid in international relations. Fundamental and foundational without being simplistic."—Deborah P. Bhattacharyya, Wittenberg University

"A clear and compelling guide through an otherwise impenetrable thicket of foreign aid institutions and policy perspectives."—Sarah L. White, Institute on Education and Social Justice

"An interesting and informative discussion of the intricacies of international aid that will be an excellent addition to the syllabus of undergraduate and graduate courses that address global problems." —Andrew Larkin, St. Cloud State University


Paula Hoy provides a one-stop source of vital information on the politics, players, and issues surrounding international development assistance.


Paula Hoy is associate director of Interfaith Hunger Appeal.


  • Introduction.
  • US Government Assistance.
  • World Bank and Regional Development Banks.
  • International Monetary Fund.
  • United Nations.
  • Northern NGOs.
  • Southern NGOs.
  • Critical Perspectives.
  • Appendix: Key Institutional Players in Foreign Aid.