Knack, Stephen and Rahman, Aminur (2008): Donor fragmentation. Published in: Reinventing Foreign Aid (2008): pp. 333-348.
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This chapter explains the incentives facing donors that lead them to fragment their foreign aid effortis over a large number of recipients, sectros, and projects. It summarizes cross-country evidence suggesting that fragmentation may reduce quality of the public administration in aid recipients, distort public expenditure allocations, and impair progress on public budgetary management reform efforts.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Donor fragmentation|
|Keywords:||foreign aid, public administration, collective action failures|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D70 - General
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F35 - Foreign Aid
|Depositing User:||Stephen Knack|
|Date Deposited:||14. Jan 2011 12:37|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 17:08|
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