Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Vivan Sharan's Chapter on the Future of Aid, in Global Policy Journal's New E-Book on "The Donor's Dilemma"
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.
To purchase the entire e-book for $2.99 please click here (or for a Amazon Kindle version please click here).*
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
*To access the individual chapters for free please see here.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
With the cacophony of the 16th Lok Sabha election behind us, it is time to reflect on the realities of the politicoeconomic system that constitutes the set of initial conditions for the next government. The economy is sluggish and structurally weak. More than 60 years after Independence, only a small minority can afford a decent living. Indira Gandhi had vowed to remove poverty ("Garibi hatao") while campaigning for the Congress in 1971, but the improvement has been so small, and the policy di ..