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The COD Aid proposal has generated interest in many different places. The following publications that reference COD Aid are neither authored nor commissioned by CGD. They are included here to further discussion about the approach.

The Conceptual Basis of Payment by Results  
This paper, commissioned by the UK Department for International Development, uses two economic models to examine the costs and benefits of Payment by Results relative to other forms of aid.

Updating US Foreign Assistance Tools and Development Policy for the Post-Aid World
In testimony before a foreign relations Senate subcommittee, Todd Moss spoke about using Cash on Delivery Aid to link budget processes with goals and results as one step to making US foreign assistance work better.

Too Much, Too Soon?: The Dilemma of Foreign Aid to Myanmar/Burma
This report about foreign aid to Myanmar highlights Cash on Delivery as an example of an innovative approach that could make new aid flows to Myanmar effective by reducing bureaucratic hurdles and focusing on results (page 12 of the report).

Results-Based Financing In The Energy Sector: An Analytical Guide
This report discusses Cash on Delivery Aid as one of several results-based instruments and lessons from experiences with results-based approaches that can be applied to the energy sector. 

Results-Based Aid (RBA) and its Application to Promote Good Governance
In this paper, Stephan Klingebiel of the German Development Institute discusses challenges and possibilities in applying Cash on Delivery Aid and other results-based aid approaches to the field of governance.

Cash on Delivery Aid: Innovating to Improve Aid Effectiveness
In this briefing paper, Engineers Without Border Canada explain how COD Aid is aligned with Canada’s aid priorities.

Three Experiments to Improve Learning Outcomes: Delivering Capitation Grants Better and Testing Local Cash on Delivery
The East African  NGO Twaweza is testing how a variation of COD Aid could be used to improve student learning in Tanzania.

What if Development Aid Really Rewarded Results? Revisiting the Cash-on-Delivery (COD) Aid Model
In this OECD brief, Andrew Rogerson outlines possible advantages and concerns with COD Aid and questions for ongoing discussion.  

Can Donors Be Flexible within Restrictive Budget Systems? Options for Innovative Financing Mechanisms
In this CGD working paper, Ben Leo discusses how governments’ budgetary systems can affect their ability or willingness to support innovative finance initiatives and explores several options to overcome the restrictions the systems often impose.

“Cash on Delivery Aid” – A Response to CAFOD
In this brief, Owen Barder, the Director of aidinfo at Development Initiatives and a CGD Visiting Fellow at the time, addresses the concerns about COD Aid outlined in a brief by the UK-based international development organization, CAFOD.

One World Conservativism: A Conservative Agenda for International Development
The UK Conservative Party announced strong support of COD Aid in its green paper on international development issued in the summer of 2009.

Using Effective Aid to Tackle Poverty
In this two-minute video, the UK Conservative Party explains that it is trying Payment by Results, and why this COD-Aid based approach is “clever money”. 

Africa: Preserving Progress at a Time of Crisis
CGD work on COD Aid was referenced in this brief issued by Kofi Annan and the Africa Progress Panel in the winter of 2009.

GMF Transatlantic Taskforce report
In this report produced in the winter of 2009, the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Taskforce on Development includes COD Aid as an example of an aid approach that stimulates results. That section can be found on page 58 of the report.

Cash on Delivery Aid: Incentive Issues in a Multi-Model Aid System
In this paper, Jessica Brown, a student at Oxford University, discusses theories that address incentive structures and applies them in thinking about whether and how COD Aid would interact with other aid approaches.