whp 2013 DOI: 10.12927/whp..17601 View full text
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Charles Davenport

Abstract: The November 1998 release of Assessing Aid represents a landmark attempt by the World Bank to study what makes aid effective. Amidst increasing international concerns about foreign aid dependency and decreasing aid outlays by all major Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) donors, the World Bank and other members of the aid community are under significant pressure to show evidence that aid actually works. Assessing Aid works hard to provide concrete evidence that aid can work and to desc…

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