Numéro 22

Review: Give a Man a Fish

Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution

James Ferguson. 2015. Durham, London: Duke University Press

Page 129
Ieva Snikersproge

«Give a Man a Fish» is the latest, cunningly entitled book by James Ferguson. In this work, his long-standing interest in development and governance has shifted to conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs in southern Africa. These state-administered cash transfers, which usually entail «nominal» conditions such as school attendance for children, have proven to alleviate poverty and are spreading throughout the region.