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Does Aid Work? By Robert Cassen (Professor of the Economics of Development, University of Oxford)

Does Aid Work?
by Robert Cassen (Professor of the Economics of Development, University of Oxford)

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This is a study of the effectiveness of aid that the North provides to help the economic development of the South. The author aims to range over the whole area of Western aid, and present the facts of what has and what has not been achieved. This text, and its data, have been fully revised.
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Does Aid Work? Summary


Does Aid Work?: Report to an Intergovernmental Task Force by Robert Cassen (Professor of the Economics of Development, University of Oxford)

The question of the effectiveness or counter-productivity of foreign aid is one of the great issues facing the world today. This volume arose from a study conducted for an inter-governmental task force. The team surveyed the published literature, reviewed existing evaluations of aid projects, and undertook seven detailed country studies. The basic finding is that the majority of aid succeeds in terms of its own objectives and obtains a reasonable rate of return. At the same time, this book analyses the frequent failings of aid projects, compares these failings with other forms of private and public investment, and proposes measures for improving aid effectiveness. New to this edition: For the second edition the book has been shortened, removing mainly the more technical parts. The data in the text and tables have been brought up to date, the text has been revised, and each chapter has a new section added reviewing the areas of debate and research findings since 1986. The bibliography has also been updated.

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Does Aid Work? Reviews


From reviews of the first edition: `this is a welcome volume which deserves a place on development economics reading lists, while it is also accessible to the general reader' Economica

Table of Contents


Introduction ; The Macroeconomic Contribution of Aid ; Aid and Poverty ; Policy Dialogue ; Performance and Evaluation: Project, Programme, and Food Aid ; Technical Co-operation ; The Systemic Effects of Aid and the Role of Co-ordination ; Aid and Market Forces ; Multilateral-Bilateral Comparisons ; Summary: Conclusions and Recommendations

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GOR002782145
Does Aid Work?: Report to an Intergovernmental Task Force by Robert Cassen (Professor of the Economics of Development, University of Oxford)
Robert Cassen (Professor of the Economics of Development, University of Oxford)
Library of Political Economy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1994-06-23
334
0198773862
9780198773863
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