Aid and Development: Issues and Reflections

by Michael Tribe
University of Strathclyde Discussion Papers in Economics, May 2013

22 pp. 279 kB:
http://www.strath.ac.uk/media/departments/economics/researchdiscussionpapers/2013/13-09FINAL.pdf

This paper aims to explore three areas in the literature on aid and development. The first focuses on Dambisa Moyo’s controversial book Dead Aid, developing some criticisms which were not fully elaborated in the reviews which followed its publication. The second questions some of the implicit properties of the World Bank’s Country Policy and Institutional Assessment which was subjected to a thorough going internal review recently. The third subjects the UK Department for International Development’s Needs-Effectiveness Index to critical review, concluding that further consideration of its attributes is necessary.

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