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Mapas de Ayuda para América Latina y el Caribe
América Latina y el Caribe -Mapa Estratégico para la Cooperación (2010)
  • Humberto Llavador, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
How should we draw the optimal map for the allocation of international aid? Should it maximize global poverty reduction, or try to equalize opportunities among recipient countries to reduce poverty? This article shall look into the “normative” debate on the geographical allocation of aid, and propose alternative distributional schemes for a particular developing region: Latin America and the Caribbean. We specify two different allocation models, the first one based on the utilitarian approach (which maximizes the regional poverty reduction for 2015) and the second one based on the equal opportunity approach (which equalizes opportunities to reduce poverty among countries). Finally, we discuss the implications of both maps, and argue in favour of the need to define a strategic allocation map for Latin America and the Caribbean that is truly fair and effective, according to the regional disparities in terms of the paces in poverty reduction, the development opportunities and the political efforts of reform.
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Sergio Tezanos-Vázquez
Editorial Civitas
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Humberto Llavador. "Mapas de Ayuda para América Latina y el Caribe" América Latina y el Caribe -Mapa Estratégico para la Cooperación (2010)
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