Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52830
Authors: 
McGillivray, Mark
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2003/71
Abstract: 
This paper surveys recent research on aid and growth. It also provides an overview of research on inter-recipient aid allocation. The overall focus of the paper is on the relevance of these issues for poverty-efficient aid, defined as a pattern of inter-recipient aid allocation which maximises poverty reduction. It identifies a range of povertyreducing criteria on which aid allocation or selectivity might be based, calling for a broader selectivity framework. The paper argues that this framework should be built on a recognition that the effectiveness of aid in increasing growth, and by implication in reducing poverty, is contingent on a range of factors in addition to the quality of recipient country policy regimes. These factors include political stability, democracy, post conflict reconstruction, and economic vulnerability.
Subjects: 
aid
growth
policy
selectivity
poverty reduction
post-conflict
democracy
political stability
economic vulnerability
JEL: 
F35
E61
I31
I32
O19
H53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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