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Aid Allocation and Fragile States

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  • McGillivray, Mark
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    This paper summarises research on aid allocation and effectiveness, highlighting the current findings of recent research on aid allocation to fragile states. Fragile states are defined by the donor community as those with either critically poor policies or poorly performing institutions, or both. The paper examines the research findings in the broader context of research and analysis on how aid should and is being allocated across all developing countries. Various aid allocation models and their implications for aid to fragile states are considered. The paper also looks at types of instruments and their sequencing in fragile states.

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    Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number DP2006/01.

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    Length: 26 pages
    Date of creation: 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:dp2006-01

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    Keywords: aid; fragile states; volatility; growth; poverty; MDGs;

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    Cited by:
    1. Sergio Tezanos Vázquez, 2009. "Geopolítica de la ayuda ¿Cómo optimizar el impacto de la ayuda sobre el crecimiento?," Documentos de trabajo sobre cooperación y desarrollo 200903, Cátedra de Cooperación Internacional y con Iberoamérica (COIBA), Universidad de Cantabria.
    2. Baliamoune-Lutz, Mina N. & McGillivray, Mark, 2008. "State Fragility: Concept and Measurement," Working Paper Series RP2008/44, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    3. Mina Baliamoune-Lutz, 2008. "Institutions, Trade, and Social Cohesion in Fragile States," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series 3908, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
    4. Sergio Tezanos Vazquez (ICEI and QEH), . "The Geographical Allocation Pattern of Spanish Official Development Assistance," QEH Working Papers qehwps152, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.

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