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All Aid is Not the Same: The Incentives of Different Types of 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/10.1093/0199278857.003.0006
 All Aid is Not the Same: The Incentives of Different Types of Aid

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Different types of aid can generate different incentives. Aid is commonly interpreted as an incentive to spur policy change in recipient governments. This chapter looks at how the modalities, means, and conditions of aid can produce different kinds of incentives and, in this way, engender a variety of outcomes.

Keywords: tied-aid; aid conditionality; project aid; program aid; sector-wide approaches; humanitarian assistance; technical cooperation

Chapter.  8716 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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