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Cash on Delivery: A New Approach to Foreign Aid

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  • Nancy Birdsall

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  • Ayah Mahgoub
  • William D. Savedoff

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Foreign aid often works, but it is often criticized for being ineffective or even for undermining progress in developing countries. This brief describes a new approach, Cash on Delivery Aid, which gives recipients full responsibility and authority over funds paid in proportion to verifed measures of progress.

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Keywords: Foreign; aid; developing countries; Cash; Delivery; progress;

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  1. Alan Gelb, 2010. "How Can Donors Create Incentives for Results and Flexibility for Fragile States? A Proposal for IDA," Working Papers id:3233, eSocialSciences.
  2. Lant Pritchett & Michael Woolcock & Matt Andrews, 2013. "Looking Like a State: Techniques of Persistent Failure in State Capability for Implementation," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(1), pages 1-18, January.
  3. Andrews, Matt & Pritchett, Lant & Woolcock, Michael, 2012. "Escaping Capability Traps through Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)," Working Paper Series rwp12-036, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
  4. Felipe Barrera-Osorio & Darío Maldonado & Catherine Rodríguez, 2012. "Calidad de la Educación Básica y Media en Colombia: Diagnóstico y Propuestas," DOCUMENTOS CEDE 010321, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE.
  5. Andy Sumner, 2010. "Global Poverty and the New Bottom Billion: What if Three-quarters of the World?s Poor Live in Middle-income Countries?," Working Papers 74, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  6. Sumner, Andy, 2012. "Where Do The Poor Live?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(5), pages 865-877.
  7. Charles Kenny, William Savedoff, 2013. "Can Results-Based Payments Reduce Corruption?-Working Paper 345," Working Papers 345, Center for Global Development.
  8. John Richards, 2013. "Diplomacy, Trade and Aid: Searching for "Synergies"," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 394, November.

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