Development Finance

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    Assessing the Effectiveness of Conditional Cash Transfers as a Development Mechanism

    Conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs) are seen as particularly effective in low- and middle-income countries, but relatively little is known about the interface between the supply of services and program administration and specific human development outcomes. RAND Europe assessed the effectiveness of CCTs through a two-year grant from UK Economic Social Research Council and Department for International Development.

    Mar 30, 2015

  • A Chinese contractor at the site of the Nairobi-Thika highway project


    The Strategy Behind China's Aid Expansion

    Between 2001 and 2011, China's pledged foreign aid was $671 billion. In all regions and countries, China's assistance focuses on the development of natural resources, principally energy-related (coal, oil, and gas). Both parties presumably benefit from China's aid but both are also exposed to added risks and hidden costs.

    Oct 9, 2013

  • Labourers work at a railway station construction site in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa


    New RAND Study Examines Chinese Economic Assistance to Other Countries

    With the world's second largest economy, China has the capacity to engage in substantial programs of economic assistance and government-sponsored investments in 93 emerging-market countries.

    Sep 19, 2013

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    Does Transferring Cash to Women Improve Household Well-Being?

    Many cash transfer programmes designate women and mothers as transfer recipients, on the assumption that doing so will lead to better outcomes. RAND Europe is undertaking a systematic review for the UK Department for International Development to assess whether transferring cash to women rather than men in low- and middle-income countries has a greater impact on household well-being.

    Aug 27, 2010

  • Commentary

    Want to Help Africa? Stop Farm Subsidies

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Jun 18, 2002

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    Michele Abbott

    Assistant Policy Analyst; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in international business, University of Maryland

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    Jonah Blank

    Senior Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in anthropology, Harvard University; M.A. in anthropology, Harvard University; B.A. in history, Yale University

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    Ifeanyi Edochie

    Assistant Policy Analyst; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in economics, Duke University; B.S. in economics and industrial engineering, Lehigh University