Scaling-up foreign aid : will the 'big push' work?

Feeny, Simon and McGillivray, Mark 2011, Scaling-up foreign aid : will the 'big push' work?, World economy, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 54-73, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9701.2010.01291.x.

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Title Scaling-up foreign aid : will the 'big push' work?
Author(s) Feeny, Simon
McGillivray, MarkORCID iD for McGillivray, Mark
Journal name World economy
Volume number 34
Issue number 1
Start page 54
End page 73
Total pages 19
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2011-01
ISSN 0378-5920
Keyword(s) millenium development goals
big push
foreign aid
Summary International donors are substantially scaling-up aid programmes. At the same time, there are widespread reservations over how much aid recipient countries can use effectively. Such concerns are supported by the aid effectiveness literature which finds that there are limits to the amounts of aid recipients can efficiently absorb. This article demonstrates that a ‘big push’ in foreign aid will not lead to diminishing returns as long as donors get the inter-country allocation of aid right. This is true even if donors provide aid at levels equal to the well-known target of 0.7 per cent of their gross national income
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9701.2010.01291.x
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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