Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 October 2013

480 Pages | Cartoons and Figures


ISBN: 9780199578023

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Aid on the Edge of Chaos

Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World

Ben Ramalingam

  • A ground breaking book on the state of the aid business, bridging policy, practice and science
  • Gets inside the black box of aid to highlight critical flaws in the ways agencies learn, strategise, organise, and evaluate themselves
  • Shows how ideas from the cutting edge of complex systems science have been used to address social, economic and political issues, and how they can contribute to the transformation of aid
  • An open accessible style with cartoons by a leading illustrator
  • Draws on workshops, conferences, over five years of research, and hundreds of interviews