© 2006

Aid Impact and Poverty Reduction

  • Steen Folke
  • Henrik Nielsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Aid Relations, Aid Impact and Poverty Reduction

    1. Steen Folke, Henrik Nielsen
      Pages 1-27
  3. Aid Relations: Approaches and Dilemmas

  4. Aid Impact: Cases and Contexts

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 245-250

About this book


Developing broad, holistic notions of 'impact' to measure the effects of international development assistance, this book makes a significant contribution to understanding the international political economy. Leading experts focus on enhancing aid's ability to reduce poverty in poor countries.


economy evaluation Governance government management NGO political economy poverty

Editors and affiliations

  • Steen Folke
    • 1
  • Henrik Nielsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Danish InstituteDanmark
  2. development StudiesRoskilde UniversityDanmark

About the editors

STEEN FOLKE is Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies.

HENRIK NIELSEN is Impact Monitoring Advisor at the Danish Refugee Council's office in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.

Bibliographic information


"Aid Impact and Poverty Reduction is an edited volume that conceptualizes a broad notion of impact as the appropriate metric for the analysis of development aid. In so doing, it is poised to make a significant impact on our understanding of international development assistance as a prominent feature of the international political economy, and of the societies in which (and on which) it operates."

- David Simon, Yale University