More on the Definition of ODA: Proper Credit for Credits

I promise this is the last post on the incorporation of loans into¬†the measurement of Official Development Assistance. Actually, it’s a cross-posting¬†of something I just wrote for CGD. Leaving aside the question of whether to factor default risk into the determination of whether a loan is aid, I enunciate four principles for counting loans as aid.

Next week I’ll be in Paris, where I will participate in several meetings at the DAC on these very questions, and present my work to staff. I’m sure I’ll learn a lot about the substance and the process. I’ll report back to you after that.