Pity the Finance Minister: Issues in Managing a Substantial Scaling-Up of Aid Flows

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Author/Editor: Peter S. Heller
Release Date: © September, 2005
ISBN : 978-1-45186-199-0
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Substantially scaling up of aid flows will require development partners to address many issues, including the impact of higher aid flows on: the competitiveness of aid recipients; the management of fiscal and monetary policy; the delivery of public services; behavioral incentives; and the rate of growth of the economy. Other issues will include the appropriate sequencing of aid-financed investments; balancing alternative expenditure priorities; the implications for fiscal and budget sustainability; and exit strategies from donor funding. Donors will need to ensure greater long-term predictability and reduced short-term volatility of aid. The international financial institutions can play a critical role in helping countries address these scaling-up issues.


Development assistance , Economic development , Economic policy , Fiscal policy

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