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The samaritan's dilemma : the political economy of development aid

Author: Clark C Gibson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
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"Throughout the book, the authors offer suggestions about how to improve aid's effectiveness. These suggestions include how to structure evaluations in order to improve outcomes, how to employ agency staff to gain from their on-the-ground experience, and how to engage stakeholders as 'owners' in the design, resource mobilization, learning, and evaluation processes of development assistance programs."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clark C Gibson
ISBN: 0199278849 0199278857 9780199278848 9780199278855 9780199728855 0199728852
OCLC Number: 123234467
Description: xx, 264 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: What's wrong with development aid? --
Laying the theoretical foundations for the study of development aid --
Better development through better policy?: development aid's challenges at the collective-choice level --
Sorting out the tangle: incentives across action situations in development aid --
A formal analysis of incentives in strategic interactions involving an international development cooperation agency --
All aid is not the same: the incentives of different types of aid --
Applying the IAD framework: the incentives inside a development agency --
Incentives for contractors in aid-supported activities --
Sida aid in electricity and natural resource projects in India --
Sida aid in electricity and natural resource projects in Zambia --
What have we learnt about aid?
Responsibility: Clark C. Gibson [and others].
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The authors argue that much of foreign aid's failure is related to the institutions that structure its delivery. They explore the workings of Sida and find that Sida's institutions lead to perverse  Read more...

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As an increasing portion of the development community now recognizes, sending oodles of money to poor countries does not make them rich and may even make them poorer. This important book explains Read more...

 
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