Development Works: Myths and Realities

August 31, 2015

From Bread for the World Institute

A series of seven short essays that make the case for effective international development assistance. They answer key questions from why development assistance is so important and what impact it has to whether the U.S. can afford it and where we should concentrate our efforts. The essays clear up common misconceptions about development assistance and tell stories about people who are improving their lives with the help of U.S. development assistance.

Development Works is for Bread members and activists, Hunger Justice Leaders, adult Sunday school teachers, and others who need information about our international advocacy work.

This series helps people get a clearer picture of what is happening today in the struggle against global hunger and extreme poverty.

Published December 2012

 

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