Perspectives on Aid and Development / Edition 1

Perspectives on Aid and Development / Edition 1

by Catherine Gwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565170075

ISBN-13: 9781565170070

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Overseas Development Council

A growing consensus has emerged in recent years among donors, and between aid agencies and their developing country counterparts, on development strategies. Almost everybody now agrees that sustainable development requires macroeconomic stability, substantial integration into the global economy, better public sector management, more effective poverty alleviation,

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Overview

A growing consensus has emerged in recent years among donors, and between aid agencies and their developing country counterparts, on development strategies. Almost everybody now agrees that sustainable development requires macroeconomic stability, substantial integration into the global economy, better public sector management, more effective poverty alleviation, and greater attention to the private sector and to civil society in general. At the same time, it has become increasingly apparent that in many countries, particularly in the least developed that are the most heavily aided, much has gone awry.

In Perspectives on Aid and Development a distinguished group of policy experts offer perspectives on the lessons learned from development experience and how these lessons have been translated into new thinking on aid and development issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565170070
Publisher:
Overseas Development Council
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
Overseas Development Council Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction. Development and Aid: New Evidence and New Issues1
The Evolving Consensus on Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategies3
Issues for Aid10
Key Aid Policy Questions14
Ch. 1Equity and Growth in Developing Countries: Old and New Perspectives on the Policy Issues19
How Does Growth Affect Distribution?21
Do Pro-Growth Reforms Have Adverse Distributional Effects?31
How Does Distribution Affect Growth?36
Conclusions41
Ch. 2The Failure of Conditionality51
What Has Aid Achieved to Date?52
Why Has Conditionality Failed?58
A New Basis for Conditionality63
Conclusion74
Ch. 3Dilemmas in Donor Aid Strategies79
Contradictions in the Aid Process81
Implications for Aid Strategies90
About the Authors95
About the ODC97
Board of Directors98

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