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Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis

José Antonio Ocampo and José Antonio Alonso


This book revisits the causes of the 2008 global economic collapse, re-evaluating the international response to the crisis and suggesting more effective approaches to development cooperation. It explains how leading governments undertook extraordinary measures to offset the 2008 economic crisis, shoring up financial institutions, stimulating demand to reverse recession and rebalancing budgets to alleviate sovereign debt. The book argues that, while these measures were productive in and of themselves, they were effective because they were coordinated internationally and were matched with sweepi ... More

Keywords: 2008 global economic collapse, economic crisis, Millennial Development Goals, development cooperation, international coordination, global financial reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780231159661
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231159661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

José Antonio Ocampo, editor
Columbia University

José Antonio Alonso, editor

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Front Matter

Chapter 1 Introduction

José Antonio Alonso and José Antonio Ocampo

Chapter 2 The Great Recession and the Developing World

José Antonio Ocampo, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Akbar Noman, Ariane Ortiz, Juliana Vallejo, and Judith Tyson

Chapter 5 Aid, Institutional Quality, and Taxation

José Antonio Alonso, Carlos Garcimartín, and Víctor Martín

Chapter 6 The New Face of Development Cooperation

Francisco Sagasti and Fernando Prada (with the collaboration of Mario Bazán, Jorge Chávez Granadino, and Gonzalo Alcalde)

Chapter 7 Governance of the Aid System and the Role of the European Union

Owen Barder, Mikaela Gavas, Simon Maxwell, and Deborah Johnson

End Matter