Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81044
Authors: 
Chimhowu, Admos
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/014
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the way aid for agriculture and rural development in the global south has changed over time. It finds three key shifts. First, a change in funding priority that has seen aid commitments move to the social sectors. Second is a shift in priority within agriculture and rural development from the productive sector towards support for policy development and administrative capacity strengthening. Third is the emergence and rise in commitments from non-traditional bilateral donors, private sector foundations and venture capital finance. The paper argues that these 'new' actors, often working outside the Development Aid Committee and other global official development assistance frameworks, have introduced alternative aid channels that not only complement but also reshape aid relationships between the traditional donors and the global south. It suggests further research to understand the impact of these new ways of financing development.
Subjects: 
aid agriculture
rural development
high-impact investments
venture philanthropy
JEL: 
F35
O13
O19
Q13
Q18
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-591-8
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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