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Global Public Goods: International Cooperation in the 21st Century

Inge Kaul, Isabelle Grunberg, and Marc Stern


This collection of papers offers a new rationale and framework for international development cooperation. Its main argument is that in actual practice development cooperation has already moved beyond aid. In the name of aid (i.e., assistance to poor countries), we are today dealing with issues such as the ozone hole, global climate change, HIV, drug trafficking, and financial volatility. All of these issues are not really poverty related. Rather, they concern global housekeeping: ensuring an adequate provision of global public goods. Many important lessons could be drawn by first recognizing t ... More

Keywords: international development cooperation, aid, ozone hole, global climate change, HIV, drug trafficking, financial volatility, poverty, global public goods, international policy making

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195130522
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195130529.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Inge Kaul, editor

Isabelle Grunberg, editor

Marc Stern, editor
all at United Nations Development Programme
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