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dc.contributor.authorThomsen, Lotteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-31en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-08T09:05:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-08T09:05:27Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-87-7605-287-4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/44614-
dc.description.abstractWithin the last decades, the share of government aid in overall external financial flows to developing countries has decreased. It is estimated that between 75 and 85% of all current financial flows to developing countries derive from a variety of private sources, including remittances, investment, commercial loans and charity, compared to some 65% in 1990. Similarly, it has been estimated that total private flows reached 647 billion USD in 2006, which is roughly four times their level in the 1980s. This may imply a diminished or different role for official financing from 'traditional' donors, at least in relative terms. This paper aims to provide an overview of recent and current changes in financial flows to developing countries. First, it explores the different types of financial flows to developing countries aiming at determining their recent and current importance. Second, to the extent possible, the tendencies described are broken down to particular developing countries or regions, and attention is also paid to whether or not the particular types of flows benefit certain sectors over others. Third, the described tendencies are compared, while their impact on developing countries is briefly discussed and concluded.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDansk Institut for Internationale Studier Copenhagenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIIS working paper 2008:22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungshilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivate Entwicklungshilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwDirektinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleShifting financial flows to low-income countries: From official aid to private financeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn584347553en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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