TITLE

Chapter 2: How Fragmented Is Aid?

AUTHOR(S)
Deutscher, Eckhard
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
OECD Journal on Development;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Fragmentation is a serious obstacle to making aid more effective. In essence, fragmentation describes aid that comes in too many small slices from too many donors, creating high transaction costs and making it difficult for partner countries to effectively manage their own development. This chapter examines the extent to which aid is fragmented or concentrated, drawing on findings from the Report of the 2008 Survey of Aid Allocation Policies and Indicative Forward Spending Plans by the OECD-DAC. Flows are analysed using an innovative new aid measure, country programmable aid (CPA). As well as looking at the scale of the problem, this chapter also looks at some approaches to reducing aid fragmentation through a more effective "division of labour" among donor countries.
ACCESSION #
48077943

 

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