Reforming performance-based aid allocation practice

McGillivray, Mark and Pham, Thi Kim Cuong 2017, Reforming performance-based aid allocation practice, World development, vol. 90, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.05.006.

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Title Reforming performance-based aid allocation practice
Author(s) McGillivray, MarkORCID iD for McGillivray, Mark
Pham, Thi Kim Cuong
Journal name World development
Volume number 90
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2017-02
ISSN 0305-750X
Keyword(s) performance
aid allocation
human capital
Summary Performance-based aid allocation systems are used by a number of multilateral agencies to allocate aid among developing countries. A number of bilateral agencies also allocate aid on the basis of the performance of recipients, albeit in a less systematic way than these multilateral agencies. This paper points to a number of fundamental problems associated with performance-based aid allocation systems, including a problematic balancing of need and performance criteria, being reductionist with respect to the drivers of effective aid and not being sufficiently nuanced with respect to performance by ignoring a lack of human capital and economic vulnerability in recipient countries. Together with providing a theoretical framework that articulates these issues, this paper introduces and outlines the papers that follow in this Special Section.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.05.006
Field of Research 140219 Welfare Economics
16 Studies In Human Society
14 Economics
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
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