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Aid and DevelopmentA Brief Introduction$
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Myles A. Wickstead

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198744924

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744924.001.0001

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A Decade of Change in the 1990S

A Decade of Change in the 1990S

A New Focus on Poverty and Governance

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(p.28) 2 A Decade of Change in the 1990S
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Aid and Development
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Myles A. Wickstead

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744924.003.0003

This chapter shows how ideas about aid and development were shaped by events in eastern and central Europe and the former Soviet Union, in particular the increasing focus in aid programmes on issues around governance, democratization and rights. It also looks at the growing importance of poverty reduction as the key objective of aid and development, and the emergence of the new International Development Targets (IDTs).

Keywords:   former Soviet Union, aid programmes, governance, democratization, poverty reduction, International Development Targets, IDTs, poverty

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