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Challenges in Expanding Development Assistance

Peter Heller and Sanjeev Gupta

No 02/5, IMF Policy Discussion Papers from International Monetary Fund

Abstract: This paper highlights the macro and microeconomic challenges associated with success of the effort to mobilize 0.7 percent of GNP for official development assistance (ODA). To promote achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, enhanced ODA must be as productive as possible. In weighing the distribution of enhanced ODA among countries, the paper emphasizes the need to limit potentially adverse “real transfer effects.” It recommends a multi-pronged approach to ODA that includes, inter alia, in addition to direct bilateral transfers, enhanced use of trust funds and the financing of global public goods.

Keywords: Absorptive capacity; Poverty; Foreign aid; ODA, international public goods, exchange rate, capita income, industrial countries, real exchange, public goods, Publicly Provided Goods: General, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 46
Date: 2002-03-01
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