The Effect of Aid On Capacity To Adapt To Climate Change: Insights From Niue

  title={The Effect of Aid On Capacity To Adapt To Climate Change: Insights From Niue},
  author={Jon Barnett},
  journal={Political Science},
  pages={31 - 45}
  • J. Barnett
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Economics
  • Political Science
In the same way that aid can have mixed effects on sustainable development in small island states, aid can also have mixed effects on the capacity of small states to adapt to avoid impacts of climate change. This article describes the influence of aid on the financial resources and governance institutions required for successful adaptation to climate change in the aid dependent island country of Niue. It shows that while aid has generally had positive effects on the availability of finance, it… 
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