Global Public Goods, Global Programs and Global Policies: Some Initial Findings from a World Bank Evaluation

The share of official development assistance (ODA) going to global programs has increased considerably during the past decade while overall ODA has stagnated at about $45 million annually (Ferroni and Mody, p. 19). According to Hewitt, Morrissey, and te Veldt, spending on international public goods represented 5.0% of overall ODA in 1980-82, 6.8% in 1990-92, and 8.8% in 1996-98, with the growing share occurring primarily in the environment and health areas. This growth in funding of global programs is one result of the accelerated pace of globalization and is leading to a new...

This paper was presented at the ASSA winter meetings (Washington D.C., January 2003)


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