Tseday Mekasha is a research assistant on the UNU-WIDER project on Foreign Aid. She pursed her MSc at Copenhagen University and currently she is doing her PHD in Economics at Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland. Previously, Tseday has been working as a researcher at Development Economics Group (DERG), Copenhagen University. She has also been a research assistant and part-time lecturer at Copenhagen Business School.
Her research interest is on development economics with a particular focus on foreign aid, international trade, agricultural productivity and poverty reduction. Tseday is an Ethiopian national.
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Tony Addison, Tseday Mekasha, Milla Nyyssölä, Lucy Scott, Finn Tarp, Tuuli Ylinen
To meet development objectives, aid recipients and their donor partners need to effectively manage the macroeconomic effects of aid. Aid can improve the economy's supply-side and raise growth. But if the macroeconomic impact of aid is not managed well it can distort and sometimes undermine growth. In December 2011, AERC and UNU-WIDER held a conference under the ReCom programme on the ‘Macroeconomic Management of Aid’, which aimed to clarify aid's macroeconomic effects. This knowledge will contribute to improving aid's growth impact and help with the scaling up of aid itself.
Full article. (WIDERAngle January 2012)