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The Samaritan's DilemmaThe Political Economy of Development Aid$
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Clark C. Gibson, Krister Andersson, Elinor Ostrom, and Sujai Shivakumar

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199278855

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199278857.001.0001

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What's Wrong with Development Aid?

What's Wrong with Development Aid?

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(p.3) 1 What's Wrong with Development Aid?
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The Samaritan's Dilemma
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Clark C. Gibson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199278857.003.0001

This chapter argues that the incentives generated by development aid’s institutions are important in explaining its lackluster outcomes. Understanding the incentives that confront donors and recipients requires knowledge of the fundamental collective-action problems that these actors face. Such problems may lead individuals seeking to improve their lot to choose actions that actually undermine their well-being. Even before aid flows into a country, these basic, day-to-day problems need solutions if foreign assistance is to produce successful and sustainable results.

Keywords:   development aid, incentives, collective action, institutions, sustainability, ownership, donors, recipients

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