How much aid is used for poverty reduction?

Howard White

Research output: Working paperAcademic


Poverty reduction is a stated priority objective of many aid donors. So how much aid is directly targeted toward meeting this objective? In fact, this question proves difficult to answer. Three possible measurement techniques are discussed the project, sector and country approaches and the results obtained from these techniques compared. It is found that only around 15 per cent of total aid is directly poverty-oriented.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes

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SeriesISS working papers. General series


  • ISS Working Paper-General Series


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