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Growth, Poverty and Development Assistance : When Does Foreign Aid Work? / Sumner, Andy; Glennie, Jonathan.

In: Global Policy, Vol. 6, No. 3, 01.09.2015, p. 201-211.

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Sumner, A & Glennie, J 2015, 'Growth, Poverty and Development Assistance: When Does Foreign Aid Work?', Global Policy, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 201-211. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12251

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Sumner, A., & Glennie, J. (2015). Growth, Poverty and Development Assistance: When Does Foreign Aid Work? Global Policy, 6(3), 201-211. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12251

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Sumner A, Glennie J. Growth, Poverty and Development Assistance: When Does Foreign Aid Work? Global Policy. 2015 Sep 1;6(3):201-211. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12251

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Sumner, Andy ; Glennie, Jonathan. / Growth, Poverty and Development Assistance : When Does Foreign Aid Work?. In: Global Policy. 2015 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 201-211.

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