Development aid has become an increasingly hot topic in international research and policy circles, especially following the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals. Donors are paying increased attention to how they allocate aid across countries. Consisting of three linked activities, the project builds on expertise in aid and related areas of research among current WIDER resident researchers. WIDER possesses a very strong comparative advantage in this area, and is in a position to lead the development aid research effort internationally. It also builds on the many strategic contacts of the two project directors in policy and research circles.
David Fielding, University of Otago, New Zealand. Jan-Erik Antipin, University of Tampere, Finland. Gill Epstein, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Ira Gang, Rutgers University, USA. Espen Villanger, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway. Simon Feeny, RMIT University, Australia. Mansoob Murshed, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, and Birmingham Business School. Oliver Morrissey, University of Nottingham, U.K. David Roodman, Center for Global Development, Washington D.C. Robert Lensink, University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics, Groningen. Niels Hermes, Department of Financial Management, Faculty of Management and Organization, University of Groningen. Alessia Isopi, Tor Vergata, University of Rome.