Aid Volatility and Macro Risks in Low-Income Countries [E-Book] / Eduardo Borensztein ... [et al]
Borensztein, Eduardo.
Cagé, Julia. / Cohen, Daniel. / Valadier, Cécile.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2008
43 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Development Centre Working Papers ; 273
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The report argues that aid volatility is an important source of volatility for the poorest countries. Following a method already applied by the Agence Française de Développement, the report argues that loans to LICs should incorporate a floating grace period, which the country could draw upon when hit by a shock. The definition of a shock should include aid uncertainty, along with others such as commodity shocks and natural disasters. The idea is calibrated to a key IMF policy instrument towards Low-Income Countries, the Poverty-Reducing and Growth Facility (PRGF).