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Does foreign aid really work?

Author: Riddell, Roger Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 505 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780199295654Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Does Foreign Air Really Work ? Contents LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF TABLES LIST OF BOXES PREFACE LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS 1. 'A good thing?' The aid revival A different book on aid Outline of the book xi xii xiii xv xxi 1 2 4 9 PART I: THE COMPLEX WORLDS OF FOREIGN AID 2. The origins and early decades of aid-giving Defining aid A snapshot of the history of aid The origins of aid: the pre-1949 era The 1950s to the 1960s 3. Aid-giving from the 1970s to the present The 1970s and 1980s From the 1990s to today 4. The growing web of bilateral aid donors The ever-increasing number of donors The explosion in the numbers of non-governmental organizations The main bilateral donors The smaller bilateral donors 5. The complexities of multilateral aid What is multilateral aid and how much of it is there? The international financial institutions The United Nations, development and aid Other multilateral agencies Systemic issues 15 17 17 21 24 26 31 31 38 51 51 53 55 69 77 77 81 82 85 86 PART II: WHY IS AID GIVEN? 6. The political and commercial dimensions of aid Why governments give aid Politics and national self-interest in aid-giving Commercial interests in aid-giving The overall impact of political and commercial influences on aid Concluding comments 7. Public support for aid Trends in public support The reliability of public opinion surveys Public support for aid and public perception of its effectiveness 8. Charity or duty? The moral case for aid Facts on the ground Ethical theories and approaches 9. The moral case for governments and individuals to provide aid Donor governments: current and evolving views Aid and the nature of governments' moral obligations Ethics, voluntary aid-giving and the world of NGOs 89 91 91 94 98 101 105 107 107 113 114 119 120 129 139 139 142 154 PART III: DOES AID REALLY WORK? 10. Assessing and measuring the impact of aid Methodological challenges and data-gaps Judging the impact and performance of aid: what questions need to be asked? Understanding how aid contributes to growth and development Expectations about the impact of aid 11. The impact of official development aid projects Project aid: an overview Detailed project performance Data quality and the sustainability of official aid projects The wider picture Summing up 163 165 166 170 173 175 179 180 183 186 187 192 12. The impact of programme aid, technical assistance and aid for capacity development Programme aid Technical assistance Aid for capacity building 13. The impact of aid at the country and cross-country level The country-level impact of aid The impact of official development aid across countries 14. Assessing the impact of aid conditionality Aggregate aid impact and the policy environment Official donor conditionality and recipient response Does policy conditionality produce the results intended? Summing up 15. Does official development aid really work? A summing up The search for sustainability Effectiveness does matter 16. NGOs in development and the impact of discrete NGO development interventions NGOs: an overview Methodological challenges The impact of NGO development projects and programmes Cost-effectiveness, quality, innovation and replication Capacity development and institutional strengthening 17. The wider impact of non-governmental and civil society organizations NGO advocacy, lobbying, awareness-raising and campaigning Strengthening NGOs and strengthening civil society The contribution of NGOs to development: a summing up 18. The growth of emergencies and the humanitarian response Emergencies and disasters: an overview The humanitarian aid response 195 195 202 207 213 213 222 231 231 235 241 251 253 253 256 259 259 265 269 276 282 287 288 301 306 311 311 315 19. The impact of emergency and humanitarian aid Assessing humanitarian aid The impact of humanitarian action and humanitarian aid Advocacy in humanitarian action Emergency and humanitarian aid: a summing up 325 325 336 349 352 PART IV: TOWARDS A DIFFERENT FUTURE FOR AID 20. Why aid isn't working Systematic impediments to aid effectiveness: problems caused by donors Problems at the recipient end: aid dilemmas Conclusion 21. Making aid work better by implementing agreed reforms The discrete individual-donor approach The step-change international cooperative approach Taking stock 22. Making aid work better by recasting aid relationships Confronting the politics of aid-giving Recasting aid relationships Making aid work better: addressing five key problem areas Bridging the divide between ideas and implementation NOTES REFERENCES INDEX 355 357 358 369 379 381 382 383 385 389 390 391 398 411 415 457 489

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