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New files from Florentine economist Giulio Fossi added to HAEU collection

Posted on 05 September 2018

121 new files have been added to the HAEU’s inventory by Giulio Fossi, a Florentine economist known for his work in international development cooperation. The files concern the work of the Society for International Development (SID), an organisation founded in 1957 to promote the exchange of ideas, information and experience in the area of development.

The files, dating from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s, cover SID’s role in shaping theory and practice in development and offering alternative methods to counter neo-colonial beliefs by reflecting on new ways to cultivate social justice in under-developed countries.

Giulio Fossi was involved in the French Chapter of SID during his time at the OECD Development Centre and in the Washington Chapter when he was at the World Bank from 1969 to 1971.

This series of documents will complement other fonds held in the HAEU, in particular the institutional files concerning international aid and technical assistance policies in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

The inventory is now available for consultation online.