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Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda

George Mavrotas


Foreign aid is one of the few topics in the development discourse with such an uninterrupted, yet volatile history in terms of interest and attention from academics, policymakers, and practitioners alike. Does aid work in promoting growth and reducing poverty in the developing world? Will a new ‘big push’ approach accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals or will another opportunity be missed? Can the lessons of almost half a century of aid giving be learnt? These are truly important questions in view of the emerging new landscape in foreign aid lately as well as recent deve ... More

Keywords: justification, sanctification, role of ethics, moral theology, Christian ethics, moral thought, Karl Barth

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580934
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Mavrotas, editor
Chief Economist, Global Development Network (GND)
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Part I Foreign Aid for Development

1 Introduction and Overview

George Mavrotas

Part II Enhancing Aid Effectiveness

5 The Implications of Horizontal Inequality for Aid

Graham Brown, Frances Stewart, and Arnim Langer

Part III Aid to Fragile and Conflict‐affected Countries

Part IV Aid Modalities

9 Can New Aid Modalities Handle Politics?

Arjan de Haan and Max Everest‐Phillips

Part V Managing Aid Flows

13 ‘Big Push’ versus Absorptive Capacity: How to Reconcile the Two Approaches

Patrick Guillaumont and Sylviane Guillaumont Jeanneney

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