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The Impact of Foreign Aid in Education Growth: How Relevant is the Heterogeneity of Aid Flows and the Heterogeneity of Aid Recipients?

This paper examines whether foreign aid in education has a significant effect on growth. We take into consideration the heterogeneous nature of aid as well as the heterogeneity of aid recipients—we disaggregate the aid data into primary, secondary and higher education, and run separate regressions for low-income and middle-income countries. We find that the effect of aid varies by income as well as by the type of aid. Thus our results underscore the importance of the heterogeneity of aid flows as well as the heterogeneity of recipient countries when analysing the effect of aid on growth.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Research Paper
Volume:
2007/60
Title:
The Impact of Foreign Aid in Education Growth: How Relevant is the Heterogeneity of Aid Flows and the Heterogeneity of Aid Recipients?
Authors:
Elizabeth Asiedu and Boaz Nandwa
Publication date:
September 2007
ISSN Web:
1810-2611
ISBN 13 Print:
9789292300074
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2007
Keywords:
education, foreign aid, growth
JEL:
F34, F35, I20, O19
Project:
Conference on 'Aid: Principles, Policies and Performance'
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contribution to the conference by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Format:
online

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