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Sorting Out the Tangle: Incentives Across Action Situations in Development Aid

Clark C. Gibson

in The Samaritan's Dilemma

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780199278855
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602863 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199278857.003.0004
 Sorting Out the Tangle: Incentives Across Action Situations in Development Aid

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The International Development Cooperation Octangle, or “Octangle”, demonstrates the realistic and complex tangle of relationships involved in aid. The result of this tangle of relationships facilitates a situation in which many individuals may have de jure responsibility for ensuring the effectiveness of aid, even using language in aid contracts like “ownership” and “sustainability,”, but no one is actually held accountable for its performance.

Keywords: Octangle; incentives; beneficiaries; donors; recipients

Chapter.  12133 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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