Western Financial Assistance to the Developing World

Perceptions of the Power Imbalance and its Impact on Fiscal Terms

  • Chuku-Dinka R.┬áSpencer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Chuku-Dinka R. Spencer
    Pages 1-21
  3. Chuku-Dinka R. Spencer
    Pages 23-78
  4. Chuku-Dinka R. Spencer
    Pages 79-121
  5. Chuku-Dinka R. Spencer
    Pages 123-178
  6. Chuku-Dinka Spencer
    Pages 197-207
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-221

About this book


This unconventional book addresses the imbalance of power between countries that give and receive funds for international financial development, with particular attention to the outcomes and impacts of this imbalance on recipient countries. It provides an in-depth analysis of the perceptions that population segments of recipient countries have of the power plays inherent in giving and receiving financial assistance, delving deep into the factors that affect these perceptions to examine how and why developed countries wield power over countries receiving financial assistance. While the text focuses primarily on African countries, it also addresses the broader power imbalance between developed countries in the global north and developing countries in the global south. It also examines perceptions of development assistance and power imbalance between the global south in general and the BRICS countries which provide assistance to the global south in particular.  This book is an ideal tool for those studying the socioeconomic impacts of international financial assistance to developing countries. 


development finance global north global south BRICS Brazil India China South Africa

Authors and affiliations

  • Chuku-Dinka R.┬áSpencer
    • 1
  1. 1.African Development BankTunis-BelvedereTunisia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58398-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58399-4
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