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dc.contributor.authorAddison, Tonyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMavrotas, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcGillivray, Marken_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T09:28:24Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T09:28:24Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291906867en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63320-
dc.description.abstractThe Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have lofty expectations regarding the impact of official development aid. Are these expectations valid? This paper surveys the literature on aid and growth. It finds that practically all aid studies since the late 1990s conclude that aid increases economic growth. By implication, therefore, it can be inferred that poverty would be higher in the absence of aid. As such the abovementioned expectations are, to a certain extent, valid. The paper then reviews volumes of and trends in official development assistance since 1960, highlighting flows to Sub-Saharan Africa. A downturn in volumes in the 1990s is demonstrated. It asserts that poverty is higher and the MDGs are hard to achieve because of this downturn. It also asserts that while aid will be important, other sources of external finance are required to achieve the MDGs. The paper concludes by examining recent proposals regarding new sources of such finance.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2005/09en_US
dc.subject.jelF35en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordofficial development assistanceen_US
dc.subject.keyworddebt reliefen_US
dc.subject.keywordgrowthen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordMillennium Development Goalsen_US
dc.subject.keywordSub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.subject.keywordinnovative sources of financeen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungshilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsfinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwZentralafrikaen_US
dc.titleAid, debt relief and new sources of finance for meeting the millennium development goalsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn48800649Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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