What if Three Quarters of the World's Poor Live (and Have Always Lived) in Low Aid Countries?
This Note suggests important factors for aid policy-makers to consider when assessing how to contribute to poverty reduction. It looks at the geography of poverty in relation to country aid receipts as a proportion of GNI rather than in relation to country income. The proposition is that such an analysis is at least as useful, if not more so, for any reassessment of the role of aid. By analyzing the levels of aid dependency in the countries that are home to the world’s poorest people, this note implies lessons about the role of aid in these countries in the past, and how that role might change in the future.
© 2012 Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
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