Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781842771853 Published May 2003 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781842771846 Published May 2003 For sale in North and South America only

The Economist's Tale

A Consultant Encounters Hunger and the World Bank

Peter Griffiths

The Economist's Tale

Peter Griffiths

Distributed for Zed Books

272 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781842771853 Published May 2003 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781842771846 Published May 2003 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Foreword: Is the story true?
The task ahead
Meeting the minister
The expats
Meeting the officials
The Casablanca
Exchange rates
The United Nations
Doing business in Freetown
Finding the facts
The Casablanca
The weekend
In the markets
Vanishing rice
Military coups
Planning my expedition
Alarm at the World Bank
Into the interior
Visiting the projects
The resthouse
More projects
The university
Trekking on
Finding the facts
The Southern province
Colonialism
Home again
Financing the system
What happened to the money?
Freetown
Getting information
How civil servants survive
Trickle down
How much food is there?
The World Bank reform
Cash flow problems
The Agricultural Marketing Board
Of coups and rumours of coups
How much rice is imported?
Who will import?
How do I get action?
The Casablanca
Cabinet paper
Getting it to the decision makers
Handing it over
On trek again
Mother Theresa
Waiting for action
The marketing board
A sundowner
Revisiting the importers
A second Cabinet Paper
Dishonest expatriates
Alerting the World Food Programme
Breaking the rules
The showdown
And then what?
Glossary
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