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Can donor coordination solve the aid proliferation problem ?

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  • Rahman, Aminur
  • Sawada, Yasuyuki

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The paper augments Holmstrom’s (1982) team production model in the context of aid effectiveness. The analysis shows how donor proliferation leads to inefficient supply of aid in the recipient country because of the free-riding problem faced by the donors. The empirical findings support the theoretical prediction with regard to donor proliferation. However, this raises the question whether the current efforts in the international aid community with regard to donor coordination can in fact solve the aid proliferation problem.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 5251.

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Date of creation: 01 Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:5251

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  1. Knack, Stephen & Rahman, Aminur, 2004. "Donor fragmentation and bureaucratic quality in aid recipients," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3186, The World Bank.
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  1. Kimura, Hidemi & Mori, Yuko & Sawada, Yasuyuki, 2012. "Aid Proliferation and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 1-10.

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