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Author Griffiths, Peter, 1943-
Title The economist's tale : a consultant encounters hunger and the World Bank / Peter Griffiths.
Imprint London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave, 2003.

Subject World Bank -- Sierra Leone.
Food supply -- Sierra Leone.
Economic assistance -- Sierra Leone.
Economists -- Diaries.
Sierra Leone -- Economic conditions -- 1961-
Description 1 online resource (viii, 249 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Front Cover; About this Book; Title Page; Copyright; 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 MoneyFreetown; 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 ShowdownAnd Then What?; Glossary; Back Cover.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781783607815 (electronic bk.)
1783607815 (electronic bk.)
9781783607822 (electronic bk.)
1783607823 (electronic bk.)
184277185X (pbk.)
9781842771853 (pbk.)
OCLC # 654322481
Additional Format Print version: Griffiths, Peter, 1943- Economist's tale. London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave, 2003 (DLC) 2002031144 (OCoLC)50292337