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Working PaperDoes project-level aid for water and sanitation improve child health outcomes?: Evidence from household panel data in Uganda
Empirical studies on the effectiveness of aid to the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector (WASH aid) have focused primarily on access to these services as the benchmark for evaluating the effectiveness of aid in this sector...Aid effectiveness Public health Water
Working PaperGood for now but not forever: officials’ perspectives on the relevance of the effectiveness agenda and the need for change
This paper investigates whether the current effectiveness agenda—agreed during the 2011 Busan High Level Forum on Development Effectiveness—continues to define best practice in development amidst a rapidly changing development landscape...Aid effectiveness Development aid Development agencies
Working PaperDoes aid fragmentation affect tax revenue dynamics in developing countries?: Observations with new tax data
There exists a burgeoning empirical literature on the impact of aid fragmentation on development outcomes in aid-receiving countries, with it being widely recognized that aid fragmentation is deleterious...Aid fragmentation Tax revenue Institutional quality
Panel discussionRachel Gisselquist at Finland's Development Policy Days 2021
Rachel M. Gisselquist joins a panel discussion at the annual Development Policy Days event hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland. The event is held 9-10 November 2021 both online and at Finlandia Hall, Helsinki from 8:30 – 16:30...
PresentationMiguel Nino-Zarazua and Rachel Gisselquist presenting to Finland's Development Policy Committee
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, and Rachel M. Gisselquist , Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER are presenting to the Development Policy Committee of Finland on 2 September 2021 at 14:00 (UTC+3...
Book ChapterForeign aid and peacebuilding
Foreign aid is a core component of peacebuilding and among the largest external financial flows to fragile states and conflict-affected areas. Nevertheless, troubling critiques have been raised about its overall impact and effectiveness...Foreign aid Peacebuilding Aid effectiveness
BlogForeign aid can help stem the decline of democracy, if used in the right way
Democracy is having a hard time. In India, once the world’s largest democracy, the pandemic has hastened the country’s slide toward authoritarianism ...Foreign aid Development aid Aid effectiveness
In the mediaEBA/UNU-WIDER study on democracy aid featured in Kehityslehti Democracy aid Democracy Aid effectiveness
PresentationRachel M. Gisselquist and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa on Effectiveness of International & Swedish Democracy Aid for DEval
On Thursday, 11 March 2021 at 16:00 CET, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, and Rachel M. Gisselquist , Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER will be presenting and discussing the findings of the...
PresentationRachel M. Gisselquist and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa on Effectiveness of International & Swedish Democracy Aid for IFES
On Friday, 19 February 2021 at 08.30 EST, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, and Rachel M. Gisselquist , Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER will be presenting and discussing the findings of the...
PresentationRachel M. Gisselquist and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa on Effectiveness of International & Swedish Democracy Aid for ICLD
On Tuesday, 16 February 2021 at 13:00 Stockholm time, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, and Rachel M. Gisselquist , Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER will be presenting and discussing the...
ProjectEffects of aid on social protection systems in sub-Saharan Africa
Theme: Transforming statesForeign aid Development aid Aid effectiveness
NewsPress release: New study shows democracy aid works
Does development cooperation aimed at strengthening democracy work? A new study from the Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) addresses critical knowledge gaps on aid assistance. The report, published today, is the most comprehensive study on...Aid effectiveness Democracy aid Democracy
ReportEffects of Swedish and international democracy aid
Democracy aid is a significant component of development cooperation. As a share of total aid, it has increased steadily since the mid-1990s...Democracy aid Aid effectiveness Democracy
Working PaperDonor relations and sovereignty
As a sovereign country, Mozambique initially relied on international solidarity and managed its donor relations well...Aid effectiveness Donors Foreign policy
ProjectThe state and statebuilding in the Global South – international and local interactions
Theme: Transforming statesBuilding State Capabilities State capacity Aid effectiveness