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Policy BriefAid effectiveness: Growth and beyond
The questions of whether aid has impact and is effective have been the subject of considerable attention...Aid effectiveness aid and growth Development aid
Journal ArticleDo Countries Use Foreign Aid to Buy Geopolitical Influence?: Evidence from Donor Campaigns for Temporary UN Security Council Seats
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectivenessfunding Foreign aid Aid effectiveness
Journal ArticleToo Many Cooks in the Kitchen?: The Division of Financing in World Bank Projects and Project Performance
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessAid effectiveness Foreign aid funding
Journal ArticleAid Targeting to Fragile and Conflict-Affected States and Implications for Aid Effectiveness
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessAid effectiveness Foreign aid Fragile states
Journal ArticleThe Impact of Foreign Aid on Maternal Mortality
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessForeign aid Maternal mortality Muskoka Initiative
Journal ArticleEffects of Foreign Aid on Income through International Trade
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and Effectivenessbilateral aid Exports Free trade
Journal ArticleAid Impact and Effectiveness: Introduction and Overview
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessDonors Fragile states Climate change
BlogThe vital role of aid in development
The UNU-WIDER research programme on foreign aid ( ReCom ) began in 2010, in a period of strong aid scepticism. Dambisa Moyo’s well-known book, Dead Aid (2009), is just one example...Aid effectiveness Aid policy Conflict management
Working PaperThe impact of foreign aid on maternal mortality
In 2010, the G8 placed renewed focus on maternal health via the Muskoka Initiative by committing to spend an additional US$5 billion on maternal, newborn, and child health before 2015...Foreign aid Maternal mortality Muskoka Initiative
Working PaperAid targeting to fragile and conflict-affected states and implications for aid effectiveness
While significant amounts of foreign aid have been allocated to the group of so-called fragile and conflict-affected states in recent years, it is not clear whether that aid is targeted to where it is most needed...Aid effectiveness Foreign aid Fragile states
Working PaperToo many cooks in the kitchen?: The division of financing in World Bank projects and project performance
The total funding envelope for World Bank projects is often divided among various state and non-state actors, each of which can have competing ideas about or interests in the project...Aid effectiveness Foreign aid funding
Working PaperEffects of foreign aid on income through international trade
This paper presents a review of recent studies that estimate the trade effects of foreign aid...bilateral aid Exports Free trade
Working PaperDo countries use foreign aid to buy geopolitical influence?: Evidence from donor campaigns for temporary UN Security Council seats
In recent years, donor countries have increasingly used different aid allocation channels to boost aid effectiveness...funding Foreign aid Aid effectiveness
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Climate change Sustainable development