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Aid Allocation and Fragile States

  • McGillivray, Mark

This paper summarises research on aid allocation and effectiveness, highlighting the current findings of recent research on aid allocation to fragile states. Fragile states are defined by the donor community as those with either critically poor policies or poorly performing institutions, or both. The paper examines the research findings in the broader context of research and analysis on how aid should and is being allocated across all developing countries. Various aid allocation models and their implications for aid to fragile states are considered. The paper also looks at types of instruments and their sequencing in fragile states.

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number DP2006/01.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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