OECD Development Centre Policy Insights

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The OECD Development Centre links OECD members with developing and emerging economies and fosters debate and discussion to seek creative policy solutions to emerging global issues and development challenges. OECD Development Centre Policy Insights is a series of policy-oriented occasional papers drawn from the Development Centre’s Work Programme. All titles are generally available in the two official languages of the OECD: English and French.

English Also available in: French

The International Aid System

A Question of Perspective

Donors, aid agencies and recipient governments are having a hard time implementing their promises on aid. Options based on a better understanding of their diverse priorities would help make the aid system more effective. Policy makers pursuing poverty reduction and other development goals should look beyond aid to other policies and financial flows, while shifting towards more appropriate decision-making structures.


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