The Institutional Economics of Foreign Aid

The Institutional Economics of Foreign Aid

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

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ISBN-10: 0521808189

ISBN-13: 9780521808187

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780521808187
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of figures; Foreword Elinor Ostrom; 1. Introduction Bertin Martens; 2. Conflicts of objectives and task allocation in aid agencies Paul Seabright; 3. The interaction of donors, contractors and recipients in implementing aid for institutional reform Peter Murrell; 4. Embedding externally induced institutional reform Uwe Mummert; 5. The role of evaluation in foreign aid programmes Bertin Martens; 6. Some policy conclusions regarding organizations involved in foreign aid Bertin Martens; Index.

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