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A Framework for understanding aid effectiveness determinants, strategies and tradeoffs

Howes, Stephen


Prominent reform agendas for aid abound. How do they relate to each other? This article tries to organise the aid reform literature by proposing a general framework for thinking about the determinants of aid effectiveness and strategies for improving the same. It presents three schools of thought on aid effectiveness: the recipient, donor and transaction costs schools. It argues that none of the reform agendas proposed by these schools dominates. Although actual aid reform agendas...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies
DOI: 10.1002/app5.15
Access Rights: Open Access


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