International Development Assistance

  • Ramesh F. Ramsaran


Aid is much more than just a carefully administered flow of resources. It is a basis for contemporary international relationships, both political and commercial. It is a conduit of goodwill, as well as of influence; a source of dynamism, and dependence; a promoter of new orders, and preserver of old ways. It represents ‘business’ for development and commercial banks, for exporters in the donor countries and importers in the recipient countries.1


Poor Country Development Assistance Donor Country Human Development Report Official Development Assistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramesh F. Ramsaran
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  1. 1.Institute of International RelationsUniversity of the West IndiesSt AugustineTrinidad

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