Is Official Development Assistance to Middle Income Countries Pro-Poor? A Focus on South Korea
Considering the enormous number of the poor in Middle Income Countries (MICs) and their limited resources, it is impossible to end global poverty without supporting the poor in MICs. Thus, ODA should play an important role to support them, and this can be achieved when ODA programmes/projects to MICs are based on pro-poor growth by targeting the poor segments of MICs. To know if ODA given to MICs really contributes to pro-poor growth, I analyzed both the planning and disbursement stages focusing on the case of South Korea. (As a result), I found that ODA from South Korea prioritized to support the poor when they established strategies for MICs. However, the priority for the poor was not clear when projects for MICs were chosen and implemented.
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