Going Beyond Aid: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation

Going Beyond Aid: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation, Cambridge U Press, January 2017, ISBN: 978-1316607152

Posted: 13 Mar 2018

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Yan Wang

Cornell University; African Development Bank

Justin Y. Lin

Peking University - China Center for Economic Research

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Date Written: March 10, 2018

Abstract

This book focuses on sustainable and inclusive structural transformation and the need to go beyond aid in a multipolar world. Historically, structural transformation has been a powerful engine of growth and job creation. Traditional development aid is inadequate to address the bottlenecks for structural transformation and is hence ineffective. In our view developing countries are all at various stages of climbing the same “mountain” of structural transformation. In a globalized world no one can climb that mountain without learning and helping each other. For the objective of structural transformation, conventional North-South aid is insufficient, so we go beyond aid to study South-South Development Cooperation, which combines aid, trade, and investment to achieve broader development goals, including employment generation and sustainable welfare improvement. Our objective is to bring a new narrative to broaden the ongoing discussions of post-2015 development aid and cooperation as well as the definitions of aid and cooperation, by presenting new ideas and different perspectives from emerging market economies such as Brazil, China, India and other developing countries.

Keywords: Aid, development cooperation, South-South dev cooperation

JEL Classification: 000

Suggested Citation

Wang, Yan and Lin, Justin Yifu, Going Beyond Aid: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation (March 10, 2018). Going Beyond Aid: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation, Cambridge U Press, January 2017, ISBN: 978-1316607152. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3137870

Yan Wang (Contact Author)

Cornell University ( email )

Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

African Development Bank ( email )

Rue Joseph Anoma
Abidjan, Ivory Coast 01 BP 1387
Ivory Coast (Cote D'ivoire)

Justin Yifu Lin

Peking University - China Center for Economic Research ( email )

No. 38 Xueyuan Road
Haidian District
Beijing, Beijing 100871
China

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