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CentrePiece Article
Effective Intervention: Making Aid Work
Peter Boone
December 2005
Paper No' CEPCP187:
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CentrePiece 10 (3) Winter 2005

Despite the many failures of the past, foreign aid is once again seen as a way to 'make poverty history'. Peter Boone argues that to have a real impact on extreme poverty, aid needs to be much more carefully targeted, allocated on the basis of good scientific evidence of its effectiveness and delivered through well-designed institutions.

See also Peter Boone (1995), 'Politics and the Effectiveness of Foreign Aid', CEP Discussion Paper No. 272 and European Economic Review, 40(2), 289-329, 1996