Assessing aid and global governance : why poverty and redistribution objectives matter

Employment Paper 2000/8

Examines the 1998 World Bank report ’Assessing Aid’ which concludes that aid should be allocated to countries with good economic policy indicators. Discusses the policy implications of the report for developing countries and argues the need for more emphasis to be given to poverty and redistribution policies. Suggests that aid policies need to form part of a broader discussion on global governance.