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Aiding the World's Poor: New Challenges for Donor States

Roger C. Riddell

in Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199739073
eISBN:
9780199855872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739073.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the aid landscape, including a detailed discussion of the social, economic, and political factors that prevail and that influence the effectiveness ... More


Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy

Patricia Illingworth, Thomas Pogge, and Leif Wenar (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199739073
eISBN:
9780199855872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739073.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

As long as large segments of humanity are suffering chronic poverty and dying from treatable diseases, organized giving can save or enhance millions of lives. With the law providing little guidance, ... More


‘Big Push’ versus Absorptive Capacity: How to Reconcile the Two Approaches

Patrick Guillaumont and Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney

in Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580934
eISBN:
9780191723346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580934.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this chapter we examine whether absorptive capacity can constitute sufficient justification for rejecting the proposal of a large aid increase to support the ‘big push’. We argue that the ... More


Aid, Institutional Quality, and Taxation: Some Challenges for the International Cooperation System

José Antonio Alonso, Carlos Garcimartín, and Víctor Martín

in Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159661
eISBN:
9780231504393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159661.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the insufficient progress that has been made in aid effectiveness. Studies reveal that aid dependency is a serious problem that reduces the capacity for resources to have an ... More


Aid Effectiveness in Fragile States

Francesca G. Caselli and Andrea F. Presbitero

in Macroeconomic Policy in Fragile States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198853091
eISBN:
9780191887437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853091.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Fragile states are highly dependent on foreign aid and are characterized by several features that impair their economic and social performance. This chapter reviews the literature on aid ... More


Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid

Danielle Resnick and Nicolas van de Walle (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686285
eISBN:
9780191766206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686285.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Aid effectiveness remains a primary concern for the donor community. Yet, much of the discussion on effectiveness focuses exclusively on development outcomes and accords little attention to aid’s ... More


The Politics of Aid Revisited: A Review of Evidence on State Capacity and Elite Commitment

Arjan de Haan and Ward Warmerdam

in The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating the Evidence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198722564
eISBN:
9780191789250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722564.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Based on a systematic review of the impacts of aid on both state capacity for, and elite commitment to sustainable development, this chapter concludes that a better understanding of the impact of aid ... More


The Development Dance

Haley J. Swedlund

in The Development Dance: How Donors and Recipients Negotiate the Delivery of Foreign Aid

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712876
eISBN:
9781501709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712876.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 1 summarizes the core arguments of the book and introduces the significance of the project both theoretically and practically. The chapter argues that scholars and practitioners too often ... More


The Long Transition

Constantine Michalopoulos

in Ending Global Poverty: Four Women's Noble Conspiracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198850175
eISBN:
9780191884627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850175.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

Herfkens and Short left their cabinet positions in 2002–3, the former because of a government change, the latter over disagreement with the government’s policy in the Iraq War. But Johnson stayed in ... More


Aid Effectiveness: The Bilateral Dimension

Constantine Michalopoulos

in Ending Global Poverty: Four Women's Noble Conspiracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198850175
eISBN:
9780191884627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850175.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

This chapter starts with a description of some of the specific steps the Utstein group took to streamline their aid procedures in order to reduce the burdens imposed on partner countries and increase ... More


The Politics of Aid Effectiveness

Mark T. Buntaine

in Giving Aid Effectively: The Politics of Environmental Performance and Selectivity at Multilateral Development Banks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190467456
eISBN:
9780190467470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467456.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

One of the key tenets of aid effectiveness is allocating projects and funds to the countries that have the incentives and capacity to use them for good purposes. This chapter reviews the research ... More


National Foreign Assistance Programs: Advancing Health-Related Human Rights through Shared Obligations for Global Health

Rachel Hammonds and Gorik J. Ooms

in Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190672676
eISBN:
9780190672713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672676.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter reviews the role of bilateral development assistance in advancing health-related international human rights obligations by examining the evolution of efforts to coordinate bilateral ... More


World Bank Policy Lending for Public Sector Reform

Lodewijk Smets

in Public Sector Economics and the Need for Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034449
eISBN:
9780262332361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034449.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This paper by Lodewijk Smets provides new evidence and an evaluation of the World Bank’s lending policy aiming to finance reforms in the public sector of developing countries. Has it been successful? ... More


Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn't Work

Dan Honig

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672454
eISBN:
9780190672485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672454.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

When should foreign aid organizations empower actors on the front lines of delivery to rely on their judgment to guide aid interventions, and when should distant headquarters lead? Understanding how ... More


Conclusion: Implications for the Aid Industry and Beyond

Dan Honig

in Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn't Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672454
eISBN:
9780190672485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672454.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter summarizes the book’s argument. It then turns to discussing the implications of this book for the organization of the aid industry, arguing that international development organizations ... More


Aid Effectiveness: The Multilateral Dimension

Constantine Michalopoulos

in Ending Global Poverty: Four Women's Noble Conspiracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198850175
eISBN:
9780191884627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850175.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

The collaboration the U4 launched at Utstein covered a wide variety of development issues handled by different international institutions. This involved in the first place coordination of their ... More


How to Know What Works Better, When: Data, Methods, and Empirical Operationalization

Dan Honig

in Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn't Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672454
eISBN:
9780190672485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672454.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter develops testable hypotheses of when Navigation by Judgment will be more or less successful. It develops theory as to why environmental predictability and project external verifiability ... More


Tailoring Management to Suit the Task: Project Verifiability and Navigation Strategy

Dan Honig

in Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn't Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672454
eISBN:
9780190672485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672454.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter brings quantitative and qualitative empirics to bear on the relationship among project verifiability, navigation strategy, and international development organization Project Success. It ... More


Journey without Maps: Environmental Unpredictability and Navigation Strategy

Dan Honig

in Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn't Work

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672454
eISBN:
9780190672485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672454.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter brings quantitative and qualitative empirics to bear on the relationship between environmental predictability, navigation strategy, and international development organization (IDO) ... More


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