Handbook of Aid and Development

Edited by Shantayanan Devarajan,Raj M. Desai,Raj M Desai,Jennifer L Tobin,Jennifer L. Tobin

ISBN13: 9781800886803

Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd


Published: 28/06/2024

Availability: Available

With intellectual rigour, the Handbook of Aid and Development not only critically examines the relationship between aid and development, but also discusses recent trends within the field and judiciously considers its future prospects. Bringing together unique perspectives from across the globe, this Handbook features contributions from an array of eminent scholars who assess the controversies surrounding aid and development stemming from the effects of aid in donor and recipient countries. Chapters include timely discussions relating to aid in fragile states, conditionality, elite capture of aid, and the dilemma that aid is most effective where it is least needed (and vice-versa). Recent data are used to explore new players, instruments, and issues in the field such as climate change, and the Handbook highlights the need for more innovation and experimentation in the future. This incisive Handbook will be essential for policy-oriented scholars, researchers, and students in economics and finance, political science, development studies, international affairs, and public policy. Policymakers and their technical advisors who wish to be informed about recent developments in the field will similarly find this to be an indispensable read.
Contents 1 Introduction to the Handbook of Aid and Development 1 Raj M. Desai, Shantayanan Devarajan and Jennifer L. Tobin PART I DEBATES AND CHALLENGES 2 Development happened. Did aid help? 17 Lant Pritchett 3 Why is aid given? 38 Steven Radelet 4 Trends and challenges in aid allocation 54 Sarah Blodgett Bermeo 5 Why is aid received? 65 Samuel Mwita Wangwe 6 Hysteresis, aid, and governance: theories and empirics from Africa 77 Célestin Monga and Bouba Housseini 7 The political economy of aid in African states 110 Ken Ochieng’ Opalo 8 Curbing corruption in aid 127 Elizabeth Dávid-Barrett and Riccardo D’Emidio 9 The paradox of aid and donor self-interest 143 William Easterly 10 Aid targeting 159 Ryan C. Briggs 11 Donor motives and aid effectiveness 174 Christopher Kilby 12 Recipient governments and aid flows 187 Matthew S. Winters 13 Political outcomes of aid 205 Cesi Cruz, Julien Labonne and Ashley Wright 14 Aid and fragile states 225 Anke Hoeffler and Patricia Justino PART II THE CHANGING AID AND DEVELOPMENT LANDSCAPE 15 China’s overseas development program 248 Axel Dreher and Bradley C. Parks 16 Private aid 263 Una Osili and Cathie Carrigan 17 Citizen aid 275 Allison Schnable 18 Managing aid personnel 288 Gus Greenstein and Dan Honig 19 Aid and civil society organizations 310 Duncan Green and Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah 20 Vertical funds 325 Homi Kharas ⓡ and John W. McArthur 21 Blended finance 348 Emma Mawdsley and Sarah Hughes-McLure 22 Aid and inequality 359 Salome Ecker and Andy Sumner 23 Climate finance and the multilateral development banks 383 Ayse Kaya 24 The World Bank and global public goods 403 Scott Morris 25 On race, equity and aid 418 Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou and Carmen Leon-Himmelstine
  • Social welfare & social services
  • Social impact of disasters
  • Aid & relief programmes
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Professional & Vocational
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