This important contribution to the literature on development economics analyzes the effectiveness of program aid - i.e. aid that is given in the form of projects. Using real world examples from countries such as Nicaragua, Tanzania, and Vietnam this book deals with one of the core issues in development economics today.
1. Program Aid and the International Financial Institutions
2. The Evaluation of Program Aid: A Methodological Framework
3. Development by Default: Program Aid to Bangladesh 4. Supporting Success: Economic Growth in Cape Verde in the Early Nineties
5. Politics and Partnership in Ghana in the 1980s, with Reference to Co-Financing as a Bilateral Aid Instrument
6. From Rehabilitation to Recovery: Mozambique in the 1990s
7. Aid, Debt and Dependence: Program Aid in Nicaragua
8. Tanzania in the 1990s
9. Program Aid in Uganda: What Does the 'Showcase' Show?
10. Aid in a Rapidly Growing 'Off-Track' Economy: Vietnam in the 1990s
11. A Black Sheep Amongst Reformers? Zambia in the 1990s
12. Modalities of Program Aid
13. The Role of Donor Agencies in Policy Change
14. Have Reforms Worked?
15. The Impact of Program Aid Funds
16. Conclusions on Program Aid and Development: Beyond Conditionality