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Conceptualizing RFI’s versus GFI’s

By Ravi Kanbur*

Cornell University

December 2002

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1. Introduction
2. GFI’s for GPG’s, RFI’s for RPG’s
3. Country Specific Operations
4. Conditionality and Ownership
5. Conclusion


* T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs and Professor of Economics, Cornell University. Paper presented to the IADB/ADB Conference on Regional Public Goods and Regional development Assistance, Washington, D.C., November 6-7, 2002. The arguments in this paper are based on and develop the propositions in my earlier work in this area. See, for example, Ravi Kanbur, Todd Sandler and Kevin Morrisson, The Future of Development Assistance: Common Pools and International Public Goods, ODC, 1999 ( of Development Assistance.pdf); Ravi Kanbur, “Aid, Conditionality and Debt in Africa,” in F. Tarp (ed.) Aid and Development: Lessons Learnt and Directions for the Future, Routledge, 2000 (; Ravi Kanbur and David Vines, “the World Bank and Poverty Reduction: Past, Present and Future,” in Christopher Gilbert and David Vines (eds.) The World Bank: Structure and Policies, Cambridge University Press, 2000; Ravi Kanbur, “Cross-Border Externalities, International Public Goods and Their Implications for Aid Agencies,” Mimeo, Cornell University, 2001 (; Ravi Kanbur, “IFI’s and IPG’s: Operational Implications for the World Bank,” Paper prepared for the G24 Technical Group Meeting, 2002 (; Ravi Kanbur, “The New Partnership for Africa’s Development: An Initial Commentary,” Politikon, 29(1), 87-100, 2002 (

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