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The future of aid

an integrated approach to chronic poverty, climate change and humanitarian assistance

Daniel Coppard


One third of all people living in absolute poverty live in fragilestates. Despite the assumption that humanitarian aid is short-termand used primarily to save lives, an analysis of resourceflows to chronic crises and fragile states demonstrates that largeamounts of humanitarian aid flow to the same countries year after year. This suggests that a financing mechanism with a shortplanning and expenditure horizon is being used to address thelong-term needs of the chronically poor.This paper analyses financing mechanisms for addressingchronic poverty in fragile states, examining the obstacles toeffectiveness and donor attempts to address challenges.

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Conference Paper

Ten Years of War Against Poverty Conference Papers

Conference: Ten Years of War Against Poverty


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