Aid Impact and Effectiveness: Introduction and Overview

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Aid Impact and Effectiveness: Introduction and Overview


  • Rachel M. Gisselquist UNU-WIDER, Finland
  • Finn Tarp Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


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Abstract:  This editorial provides an introduction to and overview of the thematic issue on “Aid Impact and Effectiveness”. The guest editors put the specific contributions of the nine articles in perspective referring to the wider literature on foreign aid and its allocation, impact, and efficiency, as well as the political and economic processes in which aid operates. They discuss the historical and present-day context for foreign aid and provide summaries of the individual articles, highlighting policy implications and future research needs.

Keywords:  climate change; donors; fragile states; foreign aid; growth; impact; institutions; politics; trade

Published:   5 June 2019


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v7i2.2219


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