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The Macroeconomic Challenges of Scaling Up Aid to Africa

  • Yongzheng Yang
  • Robert Powell
  • Sanjeev Gupta
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    This paper surveys the economic literature on the scaling-up of aid to Africa. It provides a checklist of issues that need to be considered when preparing a long term macroeconomic projection for a country involving the assumption of a significant increase in aid. Such scaling-up scenarios are most likely to be developed in the context of a country''s efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with the support of the international donor community. The paper stresses that when preparing a scaling-up scenario it is critical to have a detailed understanding of the likely use of additional aid flows.

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    Date of creation: 01 Sep 2005
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