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The Donors’ Dilemma: Emergence, Convergence and the Future of Foreign Aid

As poverty declines, what if the remaining pockets of poverty are increasingly focused in countries where aid is already on the way to becoming irrelevant as domestic resources grow - such as some middle income countries - or in countries which cannot absorb aid easily and quickly – meaning many fragile states?

This is the question addressed by contributors to Global Policy’s first e-book entitled ‘The Donors’ Dilemma: Emergence, Convergence and the Future of Aid', guest edited by Dr Andy Sumner, Co-Director, King’s International Development Institute, King’s College London.

Written by world renowned academics and practitioners, contributions will initially be serialised on the Comment and Opinion page of the Global Policy website, and subsequently released as a freely accessible GP e-book in the first quarter of 2014.

Readers are encouraged to leave comments below each piece or join the debate by using the tag #GPfutureofaid on Twitter.

To purchase the entire e-book for $2.99 please click here (for the Amazon Kindle version please click here) or find the individual commentaries below:


Posts Archive:

The Donors’ Dilemma: A wrap up of the debate

Did Global Poverty just fall a lot, quite a bit or not at all?

'The Donors’ Dilemma' - A Manifesto for International Public Finance in the 21st

'The Donors’ Dilemma' - The Future is Already Being Fed

'The Donors’ Dilemma' - From Charity to Social Justice


'The Donors’ Dilemma' - Time to Think in Terms of Global Public Policy

Aid and Growth in Africa


Resetting IDA’s Graduation Policy

Addressing the Structural Roots of Persistent Underdevelopment

Simon Maxwell - What is the future of international development?

John Podesta - Beyond Zero Sum

'The Future of Aid' - From ODA to a Global Development Policy

Jason Hickel Aid in Reverse: How Poor Countries Develop Rich Countries

Erik Solheim The Age of Equality

Shanta Devarajan Aid as Disruption

A Change in Mindset is Needed if Aid is to Remain Relevant

Muth - 'The Future of Aid' - Aid Circa 2032: Three Players, No Winners

Traditional Aid Has No Future: Markets and India’s Lines of Credit

Myles Wickstead And Beyond

Nancy Birdsall 'The Future of Aid' - 2030: ODA NO M

Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking international cooperation in a complex worl

Duncan Green - 'The Future of Aid' - Shifting the Focus to Knowledge, Inequality

Globalisation and Development

Emergence, Convergence and the Future of Aid: A Global Policy Debate