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UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Working Papers

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Working Papers aim to stimulate discussion and critical comment on the broad range of economic, social and environmental issues associated with the United Nations Development Agenda.

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Middle Income Countries and the Future of Development Cooperation

The new role that middle-income countries (MICs) play in the global landscape obliges international community to review the configuration of the development cooperation system. On the one hand, MICs still face considerable structural deficits that affect their process of development; on the other, international community needs MICs to participate more intensively in the international agenda. Development cooperation can support both purposes, although for that to happen, substantial changes are required in traditional approaches and procedures of current international aid. This paper analyses these subjects with the objective of helping decision-makers come to good decisions.

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Keywords: development cooperation, global public goods, aid effectiveness, South-South cooperation, Foreign aid, middle-income countries
JEL: O16: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / Economic Development: Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance; O19: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations; F59: International Economics / International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy / International Relations and International Political Economy: Other; H87: Public Economics / Miscellaneous Issues / International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods; F35: International Economics / International Finance / Foreign Aid
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