Publication Type: 
Research on the EITI
Published Date: 
January, 2013

The age of choice: developing countries in the new aid landscape

The aim of this paper is explore the implications of the new and complex aid landscape for developing country governments. In 2000, development assistance was overwhelmingly provided by traditional bilateral and multilateral donors, which provided aid in specific ways and according to a particular set of norms. Today, this is being complemented by the growth of other forms of development assistance, including from non-Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors, climate finance funds, social impact investors, philanthropists and global funds, as well as less concessional flows.
This study explores the challenges and opportunities this new landscape presents to developing country governments.