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Journal ArticleThe Long-Run Impact of Foreign Aid in 36 African Countries: Insights from Multivariate Time Series Analysis
The authors comprehensively analyse the long-run effect of foreign aid (ODA) on key macroeconomic variables in 36 sub-Saharan African countries from the mid-1960s to 2007, using a well-specified co-integrated VAR model as statistical benchmark...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Macroeconomics) Statistical hypothesis testing
Research BriefAid Effectiveness in 36 African Countries
The question of whether aid is effective in promoting growth is a controversial one...Econometric models (Economic development) Economic assistance and foreign aid Statistical hypothesis testing
BlogOn Aid and Growth: Reflections ahead of Busan
Finn Tarp This is the first in a series of articles that Angle will be running before and after the 4 th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, organized by the Republic of Korea and the OECD (29 November to 1 December 2011)...Econometric models (Economic development) Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth
BlogPerspectives for Busan: From ReCom
Tony Addison, Lucy Scott, and Annett Victorero Aid effectiveness was a recurrent theme during the UNU-WIDER conference on ‘Foreign Aid: Research and Communication’ (ReCom), held in October in Helsinki...Econometric models (Economic development) Cost effectiveness Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperThe Long-Run Impact of Foreign Aid in 36 African Countries: Insights from Multivariate Time Series Analysis
Studies of aid effectiveness abound in the literature, often with opposing conclusions...Economic assistance and foreign aid Econometric models (Macroeconomics) Statistical hypothesis testing
Book ChapterRelated Empirical Evidence
From the book: Poverty and UndernutritionMalnutrition Statistical hypothesis testing