Unequal measures

Devas, Nick; Green, Lara
January 2005
Public Finance;1/14/2005, p26
Trade Publication
Discusses the global efforts to come up with fair and effective ways to ensure that aid donations reaches those most in need, following the tsunami disaster that struck Asian coastlines. Defect in the use of measures such as the poverty line in determining the recipient of aid from international agencies; Importance of measuring income inequality; Use of general budget support (GBS) by donors where aid goes directly into the recipient government's budget; Intension of the GBS to shift the relationship from one of paternalism to one of partnership.


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