Simon Maxwell

What’s next in international development?

What’s next in international development?, ODIOverseas Development Institute (London) Opinion 71, July 2006

The question ‘what’s next?’ has two answers — one expected, the other less so. The first is prominent in a set of aid-dependent countries that was the focus of much attention in 2005. Call these the ‘20% club’, in which aid accounts for around 20% of GDP. The other answer is relevant to those countries, but stands out more clearly in the ‘0.2% club’, in which aid amounts to only a small share of GDP. The club designations are indicative. However, 20% is the average aid/GNP figure for sub-Saharan Africa and 0.2% is the ratio for India................. (see link in title for full article)

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