Conclusions: East Asia and the Future of Foreign Aid

  • Barbara Stallings
  • Eun Mee Kim
Part of the Development Cooperation and Non-Traditional Security in the Asia-Pacific book series (DCNTSAP)


Chapter 7 concludes the book. It looks back at the four propositions that we set out to test. They concern the reasons that Asian aid is different from aid from the West and its impact in recipient countries. We found that the evidence generally supported our propositions. Nonetheless, our focus was on aid for the poorer countries in East Asia; whether the Asian model of aid would work as well in other regions remains to be investigated by others. We also found that the Asian model of aid, with its focus on growth and human capital, is beginning to be viewed positively by other aid donors. Both East and West may have lessons to learn from each other.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Stallings
    • 1
  • Eun Mee Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of International StudiesEwha Womans UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

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