Recent Submissions

  • Aid?effectiveness: The Micro?Macro Paradox 

    Mosley, Paul (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1986)
    SUMMARY Over the last 20 years measured aid?effectiveness has been high at the project level, in the sense that ex post rates of return are more than satisfactory, but low at the macro level, in the sense that it is ...
  • Managing an Aid Programme 

    Ryrie, Sir William (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1986)
    SUMMARY The fundamental purpose of overseas aid is to promote development, but an aid programme serves various purposes and in the UK the Foreign Office and the Department of Trade naturally take a close interest in how ...
  • Introduction: Aid?effectiveness, Prisoners' Dilemmas, and Country Allocations 

    Lipton, Michael (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1986)
    SUMMARY In theory — and in project and country experience — aid has proved its potential to stimulate growth, and sometimes to reduce poverty. But the record has been worsening, for four reasons. First, donors' self?interest ...
  • Aid and Poverty 

    Chaudhuri, Pramit (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1986)
    SUMMARY The volume of aid received by the less developed countries, with some exceptions, is small in relation to the existing scale of poverty in those countries. Aid makes a significant but incremental contribution to ...
  • Aid Management and Coordination: Some Dilemmas 

    Arkadie, Brian Van (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1986)
    SUMMARY What dilemmas arise in managing aid programmes in poor countries with weak administrative structures and great dependence on external finance? This article considers Bangladesh (1984) and Tanzania (1981–84). Section ...
  • Doubts about Aid 

    Griffin, Keith (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1986)
    SUMMARY Scepticism is expressed in this article about the effectiveness of foreign capital in increasing the level of investment and accelerating growth. Instead it is suggested that capital inflows often depress the ...
  • Aid?effectiveness: Technical Cooperation 

    Muscat, Robert (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1986)
    SUMMARY Based on an extensive review of evaluations of technical cooperation projects in many sectors, this article identifies the reasons for success or failure; strengths and weaknesses of TC planning, coordination and ...
  • Structural Adjustment and Policy Dialogue 

    Daniel, Philip (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1986)
    SUMMARY This article first looks at the relationship between ‘dialogue’ and ‘conditionality’, the origin of policies about which dialogue is conducted, and the experience of it as practised by donor agencies. It then ...
  • Aid and Institution?building: Some Lessons from Indian Agriculture 

    Toye, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1986)
    SUMMARY The impact of foreign aid on Indian agriculture is examined, as a case study of whether aid can assist the cross?cultural transfer of institutions. From early US aid involvement in rural community development in ...
  • The Effectiveness of Aid to Kenya: A Case Study 

    Duncan, Alex (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1986)
    SUMMARY This article reviews the effectiveness of official aid to Kenya. Major features include an increase in non?project aid in response to Kenya's economic difficulties of the early 1980s, and an associated intensification ...
  • Malawi: Making Effective Use of Aid Resources 

    Hewitt, Adrian; Kydd, Jonathan (Institute of Development Studies, 01/04/1986)
    SUMMARY Malawi is perceived by many donors as a ‘virtuous case’ and a relatively effective user of aid. Although many of these perceptions date from the economic boom of the 1970s, performance in recovery from balance of ...