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EU Funds Provided to the New Member States: Relevance for ODA and Achieving the Monterrey Consensus


  • Jaroslaw Pietras


The EU transfers provided to the New Member States and candidate countries are generally viewed as having been efficiently used in promoting development in these economies. This paper examines the conditionality and institutional arrangements used to manage these transfers, and asks if there are lessons to be learned that could be applied to improve the absorptive capacity of assistance provided to developing countries.

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  • Jaroslaw Pietras, 2009. "EU Funds Provided to the New Member States: Relevance for ODA and Achieving the Monterrey Consensus," ECE Discussion Papers Series 2009_1, UNECE.
  • Handle: RePEc:ece:dispap:2009_1

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    1. Robert Sierhej & Christoph B. Rosenberg, 2007. "Interpreting EU Funds Data for Macroeconomic Analysis in the New Member States," IMF Working Papers 07/77, International Monetary Fund.
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    New Member States; Cohesion Funds; Economic Assistance; Official development Assistance; Conditionality; Economic integration; European Union Enlargement;

    JEL classification:

    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • H57 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Procurement
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
    • P33 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - International Trade, Finance, Investment, Relations, and Aid

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