Journal Special Issue
Aid to Africa

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) give aid to Africa a new emphasis. Yet aid flows to Africa have trended downward over the last decade, and as a consequence more Africans now live in poverty. This is especially true of Sub-Saharan Africa. Any progress towards the main MDG target of halving the number of people living in poverty clearly requires more aid. It also requires a better understanding of what drives aid volumes to Africa and precisely how these flows impact on African economies. This paper examines trends in official aid to Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa in particular, over the period 1960 to 2002, highlighting falls in aid since the early 1990s. It concludes with consideration of future challenges for aid to Africa.

Table of contents
  1. 1. Aid to Africa: An Unfinished Agenda
    Tony Addison, George Mavrotas, Mark McGillivray
  2. 2. What Determines African Bilateral Aid Receipts?
    Mark McGillivray
  3. 3. Aid Heterogeneity: Looking at Aid Effectiveness from a Different Angle
    George Mavrotas
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  4. 4. The Fiscal Effects of Aid in Ghana
    Robert Darko Osei, Oliver Morrissey, Tim Lloyd
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  5. 5. Aid and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Accounting for Transmission Mechanisms
    Karuna Gomanee, Sourafel Girma, Oliver Morrissey
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  6. 6. Innovative Ways of Making Aid Effective in Ghana: Tied Aid Versus Direct Budgetary Support
    Peter Quartey
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