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https://www.africanminds.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Delusion-of-Knowledge-Transfer-Cover-thumb.png 849 600 vene https://www.africanminds.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/logo.png vene2016-10-03 15:17:002020-03-24 12:29:58The Delusion of Knowledge Transfer: The impact of foreign aid experts on policy-making in South Africa and Tanzania
This book reveals fundamental problems of expert advice in the context of aid that concern issues of power and legitimacy rather than merely flaws of implementation. Based on empirical evidence from South Africa and Tanzania, the authors show that aid-related advisory processes are inevitably obstructed by colliding interests, political pressures and hierarchical relations that impede knowledge transfer and mutual learning. As a result, recipient governments find themselves caught in a perpetual cycle of dependency, continuously advised by experts who convey the shifting paradigms and agendas of their respective donor governments.