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Emmanuel Banchani, Liam Swiss - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

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. Following the end of the Millennium Development Goals and the advent of the Sustainable Development Goals,...

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David Carment, Yiagadeesen Samy - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

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. This paper extends recent work by Carment and Samy, and focuses on aid targeting...

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– The division of financing in World Bank projects and project performance
Matthew S. Winters - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

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. How does the division of financing relate to overall project effectiveness? I argue that too many funding...

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Inma Martínez-Zarzoso - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper presents a review of recent studies that estimate the trade effects of foreign aid. It also provides new results obtained using panel data techniques to estimate the direct effects of aid on international trade, accounting for countries’ participation in free trade agreements...

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– Evidence from donor campaigns for temporary UN Security Council seats
Bernhard Reinsberg - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

In recent years, donor countries have increasingly used different aid allocation channels to boost aid effectiveness. One delivery channel that has grown tremendously is ‘multi-bi aid’—contributions to multilateral organizations earmarked for specific development purposes....

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Fiseha Haile, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - Journal of International Development, 2018

Over the past two decades, there has been unprecedented attention to the promotion of human development via government spending in the social sectors as a conditio sine qua non for economic growth and improved aggregate welfare. Yet the existing evidence on the subject remains limited...

Yongfu Huang, Unai Pascual - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Yongfu Huang, M. G. Quibria - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Siddig Umbadda, Ismail Elgizouli - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Jikun Huang, Yangjie Wang - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Pekka E. Kauppi - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Unai Pascual, Eneko Garmendia, Jacob Phelps, Elena Ojea - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Jun Li - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Sandrine Kablan - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Luis Gómez-Echeverri - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
Hans-Holger Rogner, Kei-Kit Leung - Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
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