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Aid in the 21st Century: Reconciling the real and the desirable

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Frances Stewart argues that significant levels of aid from rich to poor countries will come to be viewed as peculiar to the second half of the 20th century. With the end of the cold war and the replacement of Keynesian interventionist models of development by laissez-faire capitalism in most developing countries, aid will seem much less useful. These factors will determine new patterns of development co-operation. Stewart explores what type of aid is desirable for the 21st century from a development perspective. She proposes a human rights-based approach to North-South relations in the 21st century, focusing on aid as a facilitator for the realization of positive human rights.Development (1999) 42, 16–21. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1110054

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1University of Oxford, UK

Publication date: 1999-09-01

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