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dc.contributor.authorSuhrke, Astri*
dc.contributor.authorBuckmaster, Julia*
dc.contributor.editorMenocal, Alina Rochaen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:56:25Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:56:25Zen
dc.date.issued2005-11-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520500296302en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130730en
dc.descriptionA recent report by the World Bank reiterates the widely held view that donor agencies commit large amounts of funding in the immediate post-conflict phase, only for this to taper off to more 'normal' levels once the crisis is over. The World Bank criticises this phenomenon, referred to as 'frontloading', claiming that it damages the prospects of economic growth, which in turn undermines the peace. This article argues that the Bank's analysis is flawed because it does not distinguish between commitments and disbursements, or take sufficient account of other factors influencing aid patterns over time and in different settings. Moreover, the link between official aid and post-war economic performance is of only marginal significance. Any critique of aid policies needs to be based on a detailed analysis of what is delivered rather than what is promised, and of the impact of donors' assistance on the ground.en
dc.format.extent10en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/post-war-aid-patterns-and-purposes-130730
dc.subjectAid
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.titlePost-war aid: patterns and purposesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordFinance
oxfam.subject.keywordWorld Bank and IMF
prism.number6en
prism.volume15en
dc.year.issuedate2005en
dc.year.issuedate2005en


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