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New Sources of Development Finance

A. B. Atkinson


As their Millennium Development Goals, world leaders have pledged by 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to reduce child mortality, to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to halve the number of people without safe drinking water. Achieving these goals requires a large increase in the flow of financial resources to developing countries – double the present development assistance from abroad. In examining innovative ways to secure these resources, this book, which is part of the UNU–WIDER Studies in Development Economics s ... More

Keywords: child mortality reduction, development economics, allocation of Special Drawing Rights by IMF, development assistance, development finance, economic analysis, environmental taxes, federal fiscal systems, funding, global lottery, global premium bond, HIV/AIDS spread prevention, hunger reduction, International Finance Facility, Millennium Development Goals, poverty alleviation, private donations, remittances by emigrants, safe drinking water, sources of funding, sources of overseas aid, Special Drawing Rights, taxation of currency transactions, Tobin tax, universal primary education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278558
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199278555.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. B. Atkinson, editor
Nuffield College, Oxford University
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