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Overcoming the Samaritan's Dilemma in Development Aid

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dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-11T18:52:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-11T18:52:57Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9870
dc.description.abstract "We all have been in situations where we hear people criticizing aid to developing countries. Some people say, 'Don't do it anymore.' Others say, 'Do it better.' There is considerable doubt in the world that development aid is increasing economic growth, alleviating poverty, promoting social development, or fostering democratic regimes. We need to have a positive, sustainable impact, and that is not always happening. So it is important that we dig in and understand why some of our policies are not sustainable and why some people keep saying they need more money, while others say, 'Well, we just can't help from the outside. It's got to be from the inside.' Some focus on how long it takes to make a big impact, while others say the reason for diminished or unsuccessful outcomes is too many perverse incentives. This last reason is most important--many development aid incentives are perverse." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher The World Bank en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Development Challenges in a Postcrisis World en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics Global en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject prisoner's dilemma en_US
dc.title Overcoming the Samaritan's Dilemma in Development Aid en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Theory en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 25-35 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc Washington, D.C. en_US

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