Aid allocation to fragile states: absorptive captactity constraints

Feeny, S and McGillivray, M 2009, 'Aid allocation to fragile states: absorptive captactity constraints', Journal of international development, vol. 21, pp. 618-632.


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Title Aid allocation to fragile states: absorptive captactity constraints
Author(s) Feeny, S
McGillivray, M
Year 2009
Journal name Journal of international development
Volume number 21
Start page 618
End page 632
Total pages 15
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Abstract The international donor community has grave concerns about the effectiveness of aid to countries it classifies as 'fragile states'. The impact of aid on growth and poverty reduction and the ability to efficiently absorb additional inflows is thought to be significantly lower in these countries compared to other recipients. This paper examines this issue and suggests that a while a number of fragile states can efficiently absorb more aid than they have received, a number receive far more aid than they can efficiently absorb from a perspective based purely on per capita income growth. Policy recommendations are provided.
Keyword(s) foreign aid
economic growth
fragile states
absorptive capacity
DOI - identifier 10.1002/jid.1502
Copyright notice 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN 0954-1748
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