The October issue of the International Poverty Centre's journal Poverty in Focus is out.
With the title Does Aid Work? - for the MDGs, it "presents 12 articles summarising some of the most important recent research results and commentaries on the effectiveness of international development cooperation—aid for short—against the background of high-level promises of rapidly increasing aid, including policy conclusions and recommendations for enhancing the impact of aid on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)."
- Effective Aid Requires New Structures, by Roger Riddell
- Target the MDGs—Not Aid Amounts, by Stephen Browne
- Do No Harm: Aid and the Missing Middle in Africa, by Nancy Birdsall
- Aid Does Work, but Beware of Great Expectations, by Finn Tarp
- Aid Allocation and the MDGs, by Edward Anderson
- Aid Works Best in Vulnerable Countries, by Patrick Guillaumont
- Sectoral Aid Priorities: Missing MDG Targets?, by Rainer Thiele, Peter Nunnenkamp and Axel Dreher
- The IMF and Spending for the MDGs, by David Goldsbrough and Ben Elberger
- Aid and Dutch Disease: Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself?, by John Serieux
- Use Aid for Investing in the MDGs—Not for Reserves and Debts, by Terry McKinley
- Grants versus Loans—Post Debt Crisis Redux, by Pierre Jacquet.
- We’re working on it: Development Partners’ Efforts for Effective Aid, by Jan Cedergren