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What's Wrong with Development 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:
10.1093/0199278857.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that the incentives generated by development aid’s institutions are important in explaining its lackluster outcomes. Understanding the incentives that confront donors and ... More


Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization

Inge Kaul (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157406
eISBN:
9780199832965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157400.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The national economic concept of ‘public goods’ has its transnational analogue, which provides a signpost to the effective management of globalization processes. The pursuit of global public goods, ... More


Aid to Fragile States: Do Donors Help or Hinder?

Stephen Browne

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/9780199580934.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The record of aid to fragile and poorly-performing states is the real test of aid effectiveness. Rich countries can justify aid to fragile states both through altruism and self-interest. But, with ... More


Food Aid During Civil War: Conflicting Conclusions Derived from Alternative Approaches

Frances Stewart and Emma Samman

in War and Underdevelopment: Volume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241866
eISBN:
9780191696961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Food aid was initially intended as an instrument of development aid. In recent years, however, it has increasingly been used as part of emergency relief, with many of these emergencies originating ... More


When the Self Becomes Other: Representations of Gender, Islam, and the Politics of Survival in the Sahrawi Refugee Camps

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

in Dispossession and Displacement: Forced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264591
eISBN:
9780191734397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264591.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the ways in which the protracted Sahrawi refugee context has been represented by its political body, the Polisario Front, to its non-Sahrawi ‘audience’ in such a way as to ... More


The Limits of Bipolarity in the Golden Age of Modernization

Sara Lorenzini

in Global Development: A Cold War History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691180151
eISBN:
9780691185569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180151.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the differentiated priorities in the West and East as they emerged during the institutionalization of development structures and procedures. In the 1950s, with the Soviet Union ... 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


Why Foreign Aid? Setting the Stage

in Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470436
eISBN:
9780226470627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470627.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by addressing the question of why states provide aid to people in other countries. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to offer an analysis of aid's evolving ... More


Conclusions

Sara Lorenzini

in Global Development: A Cold War History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691180151
eISBN:
9780691185569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180151.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter argues that, during the Cold War, countries in the Global South had played the superpowers off each other, achieving almost unchecked aid during decolonization—but this ... More


Governments and Supranational Agencies: A New Consensus?

Gordon Brown

in Making Globalization Good: The Moral Challenges of Global Capitalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257010
eISBN:
9780191596223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257019.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

In this chapter, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, makes a strong plea for a greater sense of economic and moral responsibility on the part of the wealthier nations towards their ... More


Japan: The Rise and Decline of an “Aid Superpower”

in Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470436
eISBN:
9780226470627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470627.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the history and evolution of Japanese foreign aid, which has long been viewed as driven by commercial motives: expanding exports and ensuring access to needed raw materials ... More


Western Alternatives for Development in the Global Cold War

Sara Lorenzini

in Global Development: A Cold War History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691180151
eISBN:
9780691185569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180151.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter assesses how modernization worked its way into Cold War politics and how it influenced public discourse and foreign policy in the United States during the second half of the 1950s. ... More


A Claim to Land by the River: A Household in Senegal, 1720-1994

Adrian Adams and Jaabe So

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201915
eISBN:
9780191675072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201915.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In the early part of the 18th century, Jaabe So's ancestors founded a farm on the left bank of the Senegal river. Twenty years ago, So set up an independent farmers' association based among a group ... More


Global Development: A Cold War History

Sara Lorenzini

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691180151
eISBN:
9780691185569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180151.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the Cold War, “development” was a catchphrase that came to signify progress, modernity, and economic growth. Development aid was closely aligned with the security concerns of the great powers, for ... More


Introduction

Nancy H. Kwak

in A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226282350
eISBN:
9780226282497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains the nature of American interest in international housing conditions after World War II, as well as the mechanisms by which Americans funnelled aid abroad. American aid flowed ... More


Emigration, Development, and (In)security

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia

in Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450686
eISBN:
9780801463914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450686.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the West’s inadequate attention to a key push factor, overseas development aid, despite its securitization with the goal of supporting “allies” in the war on terror. Western ... More


From American relief to international development cooperation (1961–68)

Heike Wieters

in The NGO Care and Food Aid from America 1945-80: Showered With Kindness'?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117212
eISBN:
9781526128669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117212.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 6 focuses on CARE’s ongoing professionalization and its ties to government agencies, international diplomats, corporate players and marketing firms. It sheds light on CARE’s first attempts at ... More


Does Aid Break Down Cooperation?

in Breakdown in Pakistan: How Aid Is Eroding Institutions for Collective Action

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781329
eISBN:
9780804781848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781329.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides the survey results of Pakistan's forty largest civil society organizations, half of which use development aid and half of which don't. The survey focused on the motivation of ... More


Breakdown in Pakistan: How Aid Is Eroding Institutions for Collective Action

Masooda Bano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781329
eISBN:
9780804781848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781329.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Thirty percent of foreign development aid is channeled through NGOs or community-based organizations to improve service delivery to the poor, build social capital, and establish democracy in ... More


International Development and Human Aid: Principles, Norms and Institutions for the Global Sphere

Paulo Barcelos and Gabriele De Angelis (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414470
eISBN:
9781474427005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414470.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Are global standards of aid, assistance and redistribution achievable in practice? The eight chapters within this book assess fields including humanitarian and development aid, the slave trade, ... More


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