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Making aid work

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee.
  • Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
  • xv, 170 pages ; 19 cm.
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Summary
  • "Affecting one in six people in the world today, the problem of global poverty is perhaps our greatest moral challenge. But as millions of dollars flow to poor countries, the results are often disappointing. Making Aid Work provides a forum on how to evaluate aid programs and calls for economists to change their way of thinking, offering a blueprint for effective aid." "Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee - an "aid optimist" - argues that the lack of analysis about which programs really work causes considerable waste. He challenges aid donors to do better, urging them to assess programs with field experiments using randomized trials. Experts respond, raising broad questions about the kind of interventions (micro and macro, political or economic) that will lead to real improvements in the lives of poor people around the world. Although they may disagree on many issues, their responses underscore a growing consensus that impact evaluations of aid programs must improve."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Making aid work
  • Forum. Ian Goldin, F. Halsey Rogers, and Nicholas Stern ; Mick Moore ; Ian Vásquez ; Angus Deaton ; Alice H. Amsden ; Robert H. Bates ; Carlos Barbery ; Howard White ; Jagdish Bhagwati ; Raymond C. Offenheiser and Didier Jacobs ; Ruth Levine ; Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee
  • Inside the machine.
ISBN
  • 9780262026154 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0262026155 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2006039110
  • OCLC: 76864152
  • OCLC: 76864152