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From aid to global development policy


  • José Antonio Alonso


The international community has advanced in reforming the international aid system. Such reform comes at a time when there is a renewed skepticism about aid effectiveness and when the crisis sheds new doubts about the sustainability of donors´ commitments. At the same time, the international reality has changed as a consequence of the growing heterogeneity of the developing world, the new geography of global poverty, the emergence of new powers from the developing world, the presence of new aid players and, finally, the enlargement of the sphere of international public goods. Such changes demand a deeper reform in the development cooperation system.

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  • José Antonio Alonso, 2012. "From aid to global development policy," Working Papers 121, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
  • Handle: RePEc:une:wpaper:121

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    Cited by:

    1. Rory Horner & David Hulme, 2017. "Converging divergence? Unpacking the new geography of 21st century global development," Global Development Institute Working Paper Series 102017, GDI, The University of Manchester.
    2. David Hulme & Eleni Sifaki, 2018. "From ‘international’ to ‘global’ development in the UK? Recent evidence from political party manifestos," Global Development Institute Working Paper Series 252018, GDI, The University of Manchester.
    3. JoseÌ Antonio Alonso, 2018. "Development cooperation to ensure that none be left behind," CDP Background Papers 039, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
    4. Léonce Ndikumana, 2013. "Overcoming Low Political Equilibrium in Africa: Institutional Changes for Inclusive Development," Working Papers wp331, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

    More about this item


    international aid; aid effectiveness; development cooperation system; international public goods; Paris Agenda; South-South cooperation;

    JEL classification:

    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • F59 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - Other
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations


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