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What Have We Learnt About Aid?

Clark C. Gibson

in The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278855
eISBN:
9780191602863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278857.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses how aid might be delivered more effectively. While referring to Sida, it provides suggestions that are general enough to be useful to any agency concerned with development ... More


Innovative Sources to Meet A Global Challenge

Anthony B. Atkinson

in New Sources of Development Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were affirmed at the Millennium Summit in 2000 are summarised and the role of Official Development Assistance (ODA) as an important vehicle for ... More


New Sources of Development Finance

A. B. Atkinson (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As their Millennium Development Goals, world leaders have pledged by 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child ... More


The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid

Clark C. Gibson, Krister Andersson, Elinor Ostrom, and Sujai Shivakumar

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278855
eISBN:
9780191602863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278857.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

What’s wrong with development aid? It is argued that much of aid’s failure is related to the institutions that structure its delivery. These institutions govern the complex relationships between the ... More


Global Public Economics

James A. Mirrlees

in New Sources of Development Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter, together with chs. 2 and 11, approaches the question of development funding in a theoretical way, rather than by examining individual proposals for sources. One purpose of the book is ... More


The International Finance Facility Proposal

George Mavrotas

in New Sources of Development Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Proposals for new institutional arrangements for Official Development Assistance (ODA) that exploit techniques for securitisation in the capital market can function as an innovative source for ... More


Over-Arching Issues

Anthony B. Atkinson

in New Sources of Development Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter, together with chs. 10 to 11, approaches the question of development funding in a theoretical way, rather than by examining individual proposals for sources. Chapter 2 itself deals with ... More


Democratization in Africa: What Role for External Actors?

Danielle Resnick and Nicolas van de Walle

in Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686285
eISBN:
9780191766206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686285.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the impact of one type of external influence, foreign aid, on both democratic transitions and consolidation. After first defining transitions and consolidation, the chapter ... More


Development Assistance

Homi Kharas

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0051
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Essentially a creation of the post-Second World War era, development assistance has since experienced a series of rapid transformations. While the “donors’ club” initially consisted mostly of a small ... More


A Compendium of Key Words and Concepts in Aid and Development

Myles A. Wickstead

in Aid and Development: A Brief Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198744924
eISBN:
9780191806025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744924.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An A to Z Compendium of eighteen key words and development concepts mentioned in Part One. The key terms provide further background on some of the key international organisations and institutions ... More


Foundations and Private Actors

Carol Adelman and Yulya Spantchak

in International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199671656
eISBN:
9780191751127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671656.003.0048
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While Official Development Assistance (ODA) comprised the majority of resource flows in international development during much of the twentieth century, today private money, composed of philanthropy, ... More


Global Governance and Development

José Antonio Ocampo (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198785941
eISBN:
9780191827648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785941.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As the world becomes increasingly globalized, the need for governments to continually cooperate structures has become irreversible. This book looks critically at global governance structures in the ... More


An Institutional Analysis of Development Cooperation

Elinor Ostrom, Clark Gibson, Sujai Shivakumar, and Krister Andersson

in Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honour of Sir Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199677856
eISBN:
9780191757266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677856.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter looks at underdevelopment as arising from multiple failures of collective action. Unless development aid addresses the reasons for these collective action problems, it will likely be ... More


Beyond Aid: Reshaping the Development Cooperation System

José Antonio Alonso

in Global Governance and Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198785941
eISBN:
9780191827648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785941.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Over the last two decades, the development cooperation system has been subject to several changes that have affected the aid doctrine, the spectrum of actors involved, and the range of instruments ... More


United Kingdom: Between Haldane and Rothschild

Bruce Currie-Alder

in Research for the Developing World: Public Funding from Australia, Canada, and the UK

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198742937
eISBN:
9780191802911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742937.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The historical experience of UK support to research for the developing world spans four distinct periods since the 1950s. Initially, the UK offered core support to highly qualified people and ... More


Canada: Hopper’s Vision of Empowerment

Bruce Currie-Alder

in Research for the Developing World: Public Funding from Australia, Canada, and the UK

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198742937
eISBN:
9780191802911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742937.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The historical experience of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) spans three distinct periods since 1970. Initially, IDRC possessed a substantial degree of autonomy, with ... More


Australia: Crawford’s Legacy of Partnership

Bruce Currie-Alder

in Research for the Developing World: Public Funding from Australia, Canada, and the UK

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198742937
eISBN:
9780191802911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742937.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Founded in 1982, and initially given a ten-year lifespan, Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) sought to prove its worth through increases in agricultural productivity ... More


Economy-wide Cost-benefit Analysis

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many funders, including international development banks, require that a cost-benefit analysis be carried out prior to the approval of project loans. Potential benefits of tourism projects include not ... More


Introduction

Mary Kay Gugerty and Dean Karlan

in The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Evidence for the Social Sector

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199366088
eISBN:
9780199366118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199366088.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the landscape of data collection and impact measurement among nonprofit and social sector organizations. New technologies for collecting data as well as increasing donor ... More


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