Aid Impact and Poverty Reduction

Aid Impact and Poverty Reduction

by S. Folke (Editor)


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Developing broad, holistic notions of 'impact' to measure the effects of international development assistance, this book makes a significant contribution to understanding the international political economy. Leading experts focus on enhancing aid's ability to reduce poverty in poor countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403971760
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 04/21/2006
Series: Governance, Security and Development
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

STEEN FOLKE is Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies.

HENRIK NIELSEN is Impact Monitoring Advisor at the Danish Refugee Council's office in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Aid Relations, Aid Impact and Poverty Reduction; S.Folke & H.Nielsen PART I: AID RELATIONS: APPROACHES AND DILEMMAS Challenging the Injustice of Poverty: Rethinking Aid Strategies; R.Sobhan Flexible Standards for Controlled Empowerment? Microfinance as a Case Study of Aid Management; J.Copestake Aid Modalities and the Arts of Government; J.Gould From Humanitarianism to Good Governance? Reflections on a Danish-Ethiopian Aid Model; F.Wilson PART II: AID IMPACT: CASES AND CONTEXTS Assessing Impact with Limited Outcome Data: Experience from a Theory-Based Approach to the Evaluation of Social Funds; S.Carvalho & H.White Reaching the Poor in an Integrated Rural Development Project in Bangladesh; S.Folke The Impact of a Joint NGO Programme in North Wollo, Ethiopia: Enhanced Food Security for the Poor?; P.Sørensen Domestic Water, Bikas and Modernity: Exploring the Impacts of a Finnish-aided Water Supply Project in Nepal; S.Sharma Coping Strategies Within a Development Project: An Impact Study from Mozambique; H.Nielsen & Y.Adam

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