The Macroeconomic Challenges of Scaling Up Aid to Africa

Author/Editor:

Yongzheng Yang ; Robert Powell ; Sanjeev Gupta

Publication Date:

September 1, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper surveys the economic literature on the scaling-up of aid to Africa. It provides a checklist of issues that need to be considered when preparing a long term macroeconomic projection for a country involving the assumption of a significant increase in aid. Such scaling-up scenarios are most likely to be developed in the context of a country's efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with the support of the international donor community. The paper stresses that when preparing a scaling-up scenario it is critical to have a detailed understanding of the likely use of additional aid flows.

Series:

Working Paper No. 05/179

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 1, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451861983/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2005179

Format:

Paper

Pages:

63

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