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Blog
Do elites capture foreign aid?

Does foreign aid end up in the pockets of elites instead of contributing to inclusive economic development?...

Corruption Foreign aid Wealth inequality
Journal Article
Elite capture of foreign aid: Evidence from offshore bank accounts

Do elites capture foreign aid?...

Foreign aid Elites Offshore financial centres
Working Paper
Aid's impact on democracy

This paper investigates the impact of foreign aid on democratic outcomes using a panel of countries for the period between 1995 and 2018...

Foreign aid Democracy Democracy aid
Working Paper
Donors for tax morale: Evidence from 34 African countries

Do aid projects affect citizens’ motivation to pay taxes? We address this question by combining fine-grained data on aid projects from AidData and survey data from the Afrobarometer for 34 African countries...

Foreign aid Tax morale State capacity
Working Paper
Aid and social cohesion

A plethora of work has been done on the effectiveness of foreign aid. However, virtually none of the previous studies has investigated the impact of aid on social cohesion...

Social cohesion Foreign aid Panel data
Book Chapter
Foreign 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
Blog
Foreign 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
Presentation
Rachel M. Gisselquist and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa on Effectiveness of International & Swedish Democracy Aid for USAID

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 report Effects of Swedish and international...

24 March 2021
Online, United States
Past event
In the media
UN Photo_Marco Dormino EBA/UNU-WIDER study on democracy aid featured in Kehityslehti Democracy aid Democracy Aid effectiveness
Presentation
Rachel 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...

11 March 2021
Online, Bonn, Germany
Past event
Presentation
Rachel 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...

19 February 2021
Online, United States
Past event
Presentation
Rachel 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...

16 February 2021
Online, Stockholm, Sweden
Past event
Project
Jonathan Torgovnik_Getty Images_Images of Empowerment Effects of aid on social protection systems in sub-Saharan Africa

Theme: Transforming states

Foreign aid Development aid Aid effectiveness
Working Paper
Does aid support democracy?: A systematic review of the literature

This study draws on a rigorous systematic review—to our knowledge the first in this area—to take stock of the literature on aid and democracy. It asks: Does aid—especially democracy aid—have positive impact on democracy? How?...

Foreign aid Democracy Systematic review
Working Paper
Occupational choice of skilled workers in the presence of a large development sector: Evidence from Sierra Leone

Using data from Sierra Leone, I explore the role of cognitive ability in sorting across sectors and the importance of perceptions in the employment decision-making process...

Development Employment Foreign aid
Policy Brief
Aid effectiveness: Growth and beyond

The questions of whether aid has impact and is effective have been the subject of considerable attention...

Aid effectiveness Aid and growth Development aid
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