Foreign Aid to the Pacific: Trends and Developments in the Twenty-First Century
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 386–404
19 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2017
Date Written: July 18, 2017
The Pacific islands is one of the most aid-dependent regions in the world. This article examines developments in the delivery of foreign aid to the region since the year 2000, a period in which there has been considerable change in both the amount and way in which aid is delivered internationally. Although Pacific island countries have seen a scale-up in development assistance, it has been modest relative to that enjoyed by other developing countries. Improvement has been mixed in areas identified as a concern by the aid effectiveness agenda, with high levels of volatility and lack of predictability particularly problematic.
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