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Fridays Academy: Development Aid, Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

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Like every Friday, from Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's lecture notes


Against the backdrop of a mixed record of the effectiveness of aid, the scaling up of aid flows poses a daunting policy challenge for both developing countries and donors alike. 


Fridays Academy: Governance

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From Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's lecture notes.


At least six dimensions of governance are referred to repeatedly in the literature. These are: (i) voice and accountability, (ii) political stability, (iii) government effectiveness, (iv) regulatory quality, (v) rule of law, and (vi) control of corruption (Kaufmann and Kraay 2002).



Income per capita and Voice and Accountability

Fridays Academy: Economic Literacy Internet Course

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At the Poverty and Growth Program of the World Bank Institute we are organizing an E-learning course on "Economic Literacy for Civil Society", which will be based on the lecture notes we have been posting in the Fridays Academy series during the last few months.