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What Determines the Size of Aid Projects?

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Over the last few years, considerable attention has focused on aid fragmentation, the proliferation of donors and projects in developing countries. Aid fragmentation has continued to increase despite international efforts to foster donor coordination. One possible implication of fragmentation is smaller aid projects, potentially with the result of more administrative work for overtaxed recipient governments per dollar of aid received.

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  • Kilby, Christopher, 2011. "What Determines the Size of Aid Projects?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(11), pages 1981-1994.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:39:y:2011:i:11:p:1981-1994 DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2011.07.023
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    Keywords

    foreign aid; aid fragmentation; AidData;

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    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid

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