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Reforming Performance-Based Aid Allocation Practice

Abstract : Performance-based aid allocation systems are used by a number of multilateral agencies to allocate aid among developing countries. A number of bilateral agencies also allocate aid on the basis of the performance of recipients, albeit in a less systematic way than these multilateral agencies. This paper points to a number of fundamental problems associated with performance-based aid allocation systems, including a problematic balancing of need and performance criteria, being reductionist with respect to the drivers of effective aid and not being sufficiently nuanced with respect to performance by ignoring a lack of human capital and economic vulnerability in recipient countries. Together with providing a theoretical framework that articulates these issues, this paper introduces and outlines the papers that follow in this Special Section.
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Patrick Guillaumont, Mark Mcgillivray, Thi Kim Cuong Pham. Reforming Performance-Based Aid Allocation Practice. World Development, Elsevier, 2017, 90, pp.1-5. ⟨10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.05.006⟩. ⟨hal-02166678⟩

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