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Scaling up and absorbing resources: challenges for poverty eradication [WP821]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • Will increased aid and debt relief boost efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, or worsen aid dependence and competitiveness?
  • How best to ensure country ownership and sound practice?
  • Can external partners ensure predictable flows and provide better advice on macroeconomic, fiscal and budgetary management?
  • Which initiatives should be conducted by the state and which by other actors?

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