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Aid To Middle-Income Countries ‘Can Be Transformational’

The Guardian: Europe’s aid experience shows the value of supporting middle-income countries
Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute and the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei), and Gail Hurley, development finance policy specialist at UNDP

“How long should countries continue to receive international aid? With the majority of developing countries now described as middle income, this debate is dominating discussions about the future of development cooperation. … The overall experience [of Europe] shows that aid at higher levels of income is not only useful but can be transformational. Rather than reducing assistance to poorer countries elsewhere in the world, the E.U. and other donors should be continuing and increasing aid…” (5/7).