Scaling up versus Absorptive Capacity: Challenges and Opportunities for Reaching the MDGs in Africa.

Briefing papers
April 2005

If the 'scaling-up' of aid is to be effective in helping achieve the Millenium Development Goals then 'absorptive capacity' constraints must be taken into account. This paper looks at how increased aid flows can be best utilised, through careful design and implementation of aid plans and avoiding the pit-falls of diminishing returns stunting effectiveness.

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