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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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  • Nancy Birdsall & Ayah Mahgoub & William D. Savedoff, 2010. "Cash on Delivery: A New Approach to Foreign Aid," Working Papers id:3308, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:3308
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    Foreign; aid; developing countries; Cash; Delivery; progress;

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