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Prof. Aseem Prakash in Forbes, "Could Climate Aid Avoid Development Aid’s Implementation Problems?"

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on December 4, 2023 - 9:26am
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Prof. Aseem Prakash and colleague Prof. Nives Dolšak in Forbes on the climate development aid, "Could Climate Aid Avoid Development Aid’s Implementation Problems?"

At the 2009 Copenhagen Conference of Parties meeting, developed countries agreed to provide $100 billion for overseas climate projects. A recent OECD report suggests that this goal was finally met in 2022! This milestone should motivate an equally important conversation about climate aid’s delivery and implementation. Specifically, how might donors assess local preferences about climate projects, and who should be tasked with managing aid monies? These issues are especially critical when aid-recipient governments suffer from corruption and governance failures. Without these conversations, might climate aid face leakages, diversion, and effectiveness challenges that some development aid projects have faced? 

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