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aid

(Help), noun abetment, accommodation, advance, advocacy, aidance, assistance, auspices, backing, benefit, coadjuvancy, cooperation, countenance, endorsement, facilitation, furtherance, guidance, help, maintenance, ministration, ministry, patronage, reinforcement, relief, rescue, service, sponsorship, subscription, subsidy, subsistence, succor, support, sustenance, tutelage, willing help
Associated concepts: aid and abet, aid and comfort

aid

(Subsistence), noun benefaction, benefit, charity, compensation, endowment, humanitarianism, ministration, ministry, patronage, relief, subsidy, support, sustainment, sustenance

aid

verb abet, advance, assist, augment, avail, be auxiliary to, be of service, benefit, collaborate, cooperate with, facilitate, further, give aid, give support, help, minnster to, nurture, oblige, promote, provision, reinforce, r ender help, r escue, second, serve, service, strengthen, subserve, succor, supplement, support, uphold
Associated concepts: aid and abet, aid and comfort
See also: abet, accommodate, accomplice, advantage, advocacy, assist, assistance, associate, avail, bear, behalf, benefactor, benefit, bolster, capitalize, charity, coactor, coadjutant, coconspirator, conduce, confederate, conspire, conspirer, contribute, contribution, copartner, countenance, enable, endow, endowment, espouse, expedite, facilitate, factor, favor, finance, foment, foster, harbor, help, ingredient, instrument, inure, largess, lend, loan, maintain, maintenance, nurture, participant, participate, partner, patronage, promotion, protection, redress, reinforcement, relieve, remedy, rescue, samaritan, sanction, serve, service, shelter, side, subsidize, support, sustain, tool, uphold

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abet

in English law, aiding and abetting is the helping in some way of the principal offender. It is in itself a crime but depends upon some earlier communication between the parties. See, for Scotland, ART AND PART.
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Although foreign aid can be classified and decomposed along several dimensions, bilateral aid and multilateral aid seem [to be] two major components that are likely to differ significantly in terms of their characteristics and effects," Rati Ram, "Roles of Bilateral and Multilateral Aid in Economic Growth of Developing Countries," Kyklos 56, no.
Multilateral aid from the World Bank, as an example, is driven by shareholder interests--the US and G8 holding 17% and 40% of the shares respectively.
Multilateral aid agencies have also been more selective than bilateral agencies in allocating aid based on poverty and sound policy criteria (Dollar and Levin 2004), although such programs may not serve the political or development objectives of a given donor.
He admits that bilateral aid may be a cornerstone for success, but he wants us to see bilateral and multilateral aid as one effort in the field.
The report is to be launched at the Sri Lanka Development Forum, a two-day conference expected to be attended by more than 100 representatives from donor countries and multilateral aid agencies.
And it has inspired multilateral aid efforts in other areas, too, from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, which pools funds from 45 countries and 13 corporations and private donors, to the Education for All "Fast Track Initiative" for basic education, which invites selected developing countries to submit national education plans to a consortium of donors who fund them collectively.
Equally, as set out in the document made public today, we stress the importance of improving the effectiveness of our bilateral and multilateral aid, including by focusing on poor countries committed to reforms, setting and achieving measurable objectives, adopting growth-oriented policies and reducing transaction costs of assistance.
Where governments are truly rotten, the report suggests channeling assistance primarily through nongovernmental sources, working with other bilateral aid donors and multilateral aid agencies to establish clear governance standards for aid and coordinating pressure on bad, recalcitrant governments.
Despite the dire warnings expressed earlier this year that Ecuador would face the immediate cessation of multilateral aid if the country did not implement an IMF-proposed hike in the rate of VAT, from 12%, to 14%; in the end, these fears seem misplaced.
Parallel to the formation of these agencies, OPEC states had also participated in the creation of numerous regional, sub-regional and global multilateral aid institutions, such the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, the Islamic Development Bank and the Arab Gulf Programme for the United Nations Development Organizations.

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