Sanjeev Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta is presently an Assistant Director (as well as Chief of the Expenditure Policy Division) in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He has written extensively on fiscal issues in low-income countries and transition economies. Prior to joining the IMF, he had worked in the Kiel Institute of World Economics, Germany; Administrative Staff College of India; and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Papers Published in World Economics:

More Aid—Making It Work for the Poor

This paper highlights the economic challenges that would be associated with a successful effort by industrial countries to meet the goal of devoting 0.7 percent of their GNP to official development assistance (ODA) to help poor countries. To help achieve the Millennium Development Goals, enhanced ODA must be as productive as possible. In weighing the distribution of aid among countries, it is necessary to limit potentially adverse ‘real transfer effects’. A multi-pronged approach to ODA is recommended that includes the use of trust funds and the financing of global public goods, in addition to direct bilateral transfers.

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