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2019 | 384 | 70-84

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The Samaritan’s dilemma


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Dylemat Samarytanina

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The paper tries to answer to some questions concerning the efficacy of international aid and the reason of its failures, which have made different scholars and institutions question on its validity (The Samaritan’s dilemma). The actual dissent on international aid together with the lessons learnt on the ground of its implementation and with the lessons derived from economic history of some developing countries should foster a deep reform in foreign aid management. Some proposals of reforms will be illustrated starting from the evidence of some data concerning Official Development Assistance and taking into consideration the results of the scientific debate and the recommendations of the High Level Fora on Aid Effectiveness.
Artykuł stanowi próbę odpowiedzi na pytania dotyczące skuteczności pomocy międzynarodowej oraz powodów jej niepowodznia, co spowodowało, że niektórzy badacze oraz instytucje zakwestionowali jej ważność (dylemat Samarytanina). Faktyczny sprzeciw wobec pomocy międzynarodowej wraz z wnioskami wynikającymi z niepowodzeń w jej niesieniu oraz wnioskami wynikającymi z historii gospodarczej niektórych krajów rozwijających się powinny sprzyjać głębokiej reformie zarządzania pomocą międzynarodową. Niektóre propozycje reform zostaną przedstawione przy wykorzystaniu danych dotyczących Oficjalnej Pomocy Rozwojowej oraz z uwzględnieniem wyników debaty naukowej i rekomendacji Forum Wysokiego Szczebla na temat skuteczności pomocy.






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  • University of Perugia. Department of Economics


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