Tuuli Ylinen is a research assistant on UNU-WIDER's project on ‘Foreign Aid: Research and Communication’. She is pursuing her PhD in Economics at the Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland. Previously, researcher at the Finnish Government Institute for Economic Research. Her research interests include economic development and public economics. Including themes such as public policy, institutional quality and the role of incentives, and their relationship with economic development.
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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)