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Development Assistance and Development Finance: Evidence and Global Policy Agendas

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  • Tony Addison
  • George Mavrotas
  • Mark McGillivray

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Understanding the development effects of official aid is crucial to building a better bridge between research and policy. This paper reviews the current evidence regarding the impact of aid on growth and poverty reduction, and develops a new narrative. In the light of this narrative, the paper then examines aid trends, focusing on the regions of sub-Saharan Africa and the Pacific.

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  • Tony Addison & George Mavrotas & Mark McGillivray, 2005. "Development Assistance and Development Finance: Evidence and Global Policy Agendas," WIDER Working Paper Series RP2005-23, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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