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, and Tom Kirk, Researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Andy Sumner - The Donors’ Dilemma: Emergence, Convergence and the Future of Foreign Aid
SECTION I - NEW APPROACHES: FROM TRADITIONAL AID TO GLOBAL PUBLIC GOODS
1. Nancy Birdsall - The Future of Aid: 2030 ODA No More
2. Myles Wickstead - The Future of Aid and Beyond
3. Jonathan Glennie - A Manifesto for International Public Finance in the 21st Century
4. Inge Kaul - Time to Think in Terms of Global Public Policy
5. José Antonio Alonso - From ODA to a Global Development Policy
6. David Ritter and Jessica Panegyres - Climate Change and the Future of Aid
7. Asuncion Lera St. Clair - Transforming Development Aid
SECTION II - NEW OBJECTIVES: FROM POVERTY REDUCTION TO EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT
8. Erik Solheim - The Age of Equality
9. Duncan Green - Shifting the Focus to Knowledge, Inequality and Universal Challenges
10. Ravi Kanbur - Resetting IDA’s Graduation Policy
11. Tony Addison and Finn Tarp - Aid and Growth in Africa
12. Vivan Sharan - Traditional Aid Has No Future: Markets and India’s Lines of Credit
13. Jason Hickel- Aid in Reverse: How Poor Countries Develop Rich
SECTION III - NEW MOTIVATIONS: FROM POST-COLONIAL CHARITY TO DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AS FAIRER GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
14. David Held and Kyle McNally - Globalisation and Development
15. Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah - From Charity to Social Justice
16. Thomas Pogge - Addressing the Structural Roots of Persistent Underdevelopment
17. John Podesta - Beyond Zero Sum
18. Linah K. Mohohlo - A Change in Mindset is needed if Aid is to Remain Relevant
19. Karl Muth - Aid Circa 2032: Three Players, No Winners
SECTION IV - NEW WAYS OF WORKING: FROM ALLOCATING MONEY TO WORKING CATALYTICALLY
20. Simon Maxwell - What is the future of International Development?
21. Ben Ramalingam - Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking international cooperation in a complex world
22. Edward R. Carr - The Future is Already Being Fed
23. Shanta Devarajan - Aid as Disruption
24. Andy Sumner – Did global poverty just fall a lot, quite a bit or not at all?
25. Andy Sumner and Tom Kirk - The Donors’ Dilemma: A wrap up of the debate
Citation: Sumner, A. and Kirk, T. (2014) The Donors’ Dilemma: Emergence, Convergence and the Future of Foreign Aid. London: Global Policy.