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Post-communist Country Assistance Programs: Some Approaches to Evaluation of Factors Affecting Their Efficiency


  • Vladimir Mau

    (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy)


It is for nearly half a century that the problem of measuring efficiency of provision of assistance by more developed countries to less developed ones has been in the center of attention of economists. Notably, in the period after World War II the world has witnessed several stages (models) of assistance that appeared different both in terms of countries-recipients of that and by forms of the assistance provided.

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  • Vladimir Mau, 2012. "Post-communist Country Assistance Programs: Some Approaches to Evaluation of Factors Affecting Their Efficiency," Working Papers 0038, Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, revised 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:gai:wpaper:0038

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    economic assistance; Russian economy; assistance efficiency;

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    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism

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