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    Hi everyone. I really need help with an essay on foreign aid I have to compare and contrast UK Overseas Aid and bribery. Any help would be appreciated...
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    (Original post by zaha.k)
    Hi everyone. I really need help with an essay on foreign aid I have to compare and contrast UK Overseas Aid and bribery. Any help would be appreciated...
    NYU's William Easterly has written a lot on the subject of aid. You could consider this paper for starters:

    This paper attempts to monitor the best and worst of aid practices among bilateral, multilateral, and UN agencies. We create aid practice measures based on aid transparency, specialization, selectivity, ineffective aid channels and overhead costs. We rate donor agencies from best to worst on aid practices. We find that the UK does well among bilateral agencies, the US is below average, and Scandinavian donors do surprisingly poorly. The biggest difference is between the UN agencies, who mostly rank in the bottom half of donors, and everyone else. Average performance of all agencies on transparency, fragmentation, and selectivity is still very poor. The paper also assesses trends in best practices over time – we find modest improvement in transparency and more in moving away from ineffective channels. However, we find no evidence of improvements (and partial evidence of worsening) in specialization, fragmentation, and selectivity, despite escalating rhetoric to the contrary.
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    (Original post by Chi019)
    NYU's William Easterly has written a lot on the subject of aid. You could consider this paper for starters:
    thank you so much. that really helped me structure my essay.
 
 
 
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