ISBN 9788132108740,Foreign Aid in South Asia : The Emerging Scenario

Foreign Aid in South Asia : The Emerging Scenario



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788132108740

ISBN-10 8132108744

Hard Back

Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)


Foreign Aid in South Asia examines the individual South Asian country experience in dealing with foreign aid. The articles in this book show that the effectiveness of foreign aid as a developmental tool over the last few decades has been mixed, and that the Paris Declaration of 2005 has brought about some improvement in aid ownership, harmonization, mainstreaming, utilization, etc. The book examines how emerging as well as less developed South Asian economies are adapting to these developments in the context of security issues, post-conflict rehabilitation/reconstruction, and so on. The book provides many lessons for designing an international framework for aid or international aid architecture through case studies, highlighting the future policy priorities for that country. For the very first time, focus is laid on Bhutan, Maldives and Afghanistan?the three least-documented countries in the region?besides discussing about India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Table of Contents 1. Foreword Nihal Kappagoda 2. Introduction: Foreign Aid And South Asia Saman Kelegama 3. Aid Debate And Emerging Donors 4. Overview Of Global Reforms In Foreign Aid Indrajit Coomaraswamy 5. South?South Cooperation: Aid Effectiveness And India Rajiv Kumar, Michael Dickerson And Surabhi Tandon 6. Aid And Growth In India: Some Evidence From Disaggregated Aid Data George Mavrotas 7. Nexus Between Aid And Security 8. Pakistan Vaqar Ahmed And Muhammad Abdul Wahab 9. Afghanistan Anneka De Silva 10. Policy Priorities And Role Of Aid In Post-Conflict Economies 11. Sri Lanka Deshal De Mel And Anneka De Silva 12. Nepal Bishwambher Pyakuryal 13. Policy Priorities And Role Of Aid In Least Developed Countries 14. Bangladesh Selim Raihan 15. Bhutan Thinley Namgyel 16. Role Of Aid In Small And Vulnerable Economy 17. Maldives Hussain Niyaaz 18. Index