Research Assistant at UNU-WIDER and a Project Researcher on the UNU-WIDER project New Approaches to Measuring Poverty and Vulnerability. She is a PhD candidate in Economics at the Aalto University School of Economics in Helsinki. Previously she was a Project Coordinator at Aalto University in a research project evaluating aid effectiveness in Mozambique. Her research interests include aid effectiveness, poverty and vulnerability, food security and gender, and behavioral development economics.
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Understanding Life in Poverty
WIDER Angle September 2011.
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)