"Big push" vs absorptive capacity : How to reconcile the two approaches

Abstract

Two opposing views seem to dominate the present aid debate :  "the big push" thesis and the absorptive capacity concern. The "big push" is supported in particular by Sachs (2005) and is based on the poverty trap concept, while the absorptive capacity concern collects in a manifold concept several opposing views to the first approach.
Citation

Guillaumont, P et S. Guillaumont Jeanneney ""Big push" vs absorptive capacity : How to reconcile the two approaches"  in Foreign Aid for Development - Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda, edited by George Mavrotas, WIDER Studies in Development Economics, 392 pages, 25 February 2010