The Institutional Economics of Foreign Aid

The Institutional Economics of Foreign Aid

by Bertin Martens, Uwe Mummert, Peter Murrell, Paul Seabright
     
 

This book analyzes the institutions--incentives and constraints--that guide the behavior of persons involved in the implementation of aid programs. While traditional performance studies tend to focus almost exclusively on policies and institutions in recipient countries, the authors look at incentives in the entire chain of organizations involved in the delivery of… See more details below

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This book analyzes the institutions--incentives and constraints--that guide the behavior of persons involved in the implementation of aid programs. While traditional performance studies tend to focus almost exclusively on policies and institutions in recipient countries, the authors look at incentives in the entire chain of organizations involved in the delivery of foreign aid, from donor governments and agencies to consultants, experts and other intermediaries. They examine incentives inside donor agencies, the interaction of subcontractors with recipient organizations, incentives inside recipient country institutions, and biases in aid performance monitoring systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521055390
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figures
Foreword
1Introduction1
2Conflicts of objectives and task allocation in aid agencies34
3The interaction of donors, contractors, and recipients in implementing aid for institutional reform69
4Embedding externally induced institutional reform112
5The role of evaluation in foreign aid programmes154
6Some policy conclusions regarding the organisations involved in foreign aid178
Index196

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