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Peter J. Burnell - UNU-WIDER, 2009 - Helsinki, Finland

Peter Burnell The UN Doha Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development, held late in 2008, reminds us of how far foreign aid has come but also how far there is to go since the Monterrey International Conference on Financing for Development in 2002. It is worth reminding...

– The Road Ahead
Tony Addison, George Mavrotas - Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 - Basingstoke, UK

For much of the last 30 years the global economy has had a limited impact on poverty alleviation. But there are now grounds for optimism. Presently, global liquidity is ample, pushing investors into parts of the world they previously avoided, and private investment is rising. A new and more...

Journal Article
– The Role of Natural Resources, Market Size, Government Policy, Institutions and Political Instability
Elizabeth Asiedu - The World Economy, 2006

Part of Journal Special Issue FDI to Developing Countries

– the Unfinished Agenda
Tony Addison, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, George Mavrotas - The World Economy, 2006 - Oxford, UK

As one of globalisation's most visible dimensions, foreign direct investment (FDI) is central to the prospects for developing countries in the world economy. Key issues include the direction of causation between FDI and growth, the potential role of the new information and communication...

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– Tied Aid Versus Direct Budgetary Support
Peter Quartey - Journal of International Development, 2005

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Africa

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– Looking at Aid Effectiveness from a Different Angle
George Mavrotas - Journal of International Development, 2005

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid to Africa

Tony Addison, George Mavrotas, Mark McGillivray - Journal of International Development, 2005 - Oxford, UK

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...

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Robert Osei, Oliver Morrissey, Tim Lloyd - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

An important feature of aid to developing countries is that it is given to the government. As a result, aid should be expected to affect fiscal behaviour, although theory and existing evidence is ambiguous regarding the nature of these effects. This paper applies techniques developed in the ‘...

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– Accounting for Transmission Mechanisms
Karuna Gomanee, Sourafel Girma, Oliver Morrissey - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper is a contribution to the literature on aid and growth. Despite an extensive empirical literature in this area, existing studies have not addressed directly the mechanisms via which aid should affect growth. We identify investment as the most significant transmission mechanism, and also...

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– Tied Aid Versus Direct Budgetary Support
Peter Quartey - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

There has been significant amount of aid inflows to developing countries including Ghana, but these have been very volatile. Aid flows have been associated with low domestic resource mobilization and have reduced Ghana to a country heavily dependent on aid. The amount of official development...

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Henrik Hansen, John Rand - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

We analyse the Granger causal relationships between foreign direct investment (FDI) and GDP in a sample of 31 developing countries covering 31 years. Using estimators for heterogeneous panel data we find bi-directional causality between the FDI-to-GDP ratio and the level of GDP. FDI has a lasting...

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Roghieh Gholami, Sang-Yong Lee, Almas Heshmati - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates the simultaneous causal relationship between investments in information and communication technology (ICT) and flows of foreign direct investment (FDI), with reference to its implications on economic growth. For the empirical analysis we use data from 23 major countries with...

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– a Causal Relationship
Abdur Chowdhury, George Mavrotas - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper examines the causal relationship between FDI and economic growth by using an innovative econometric methodology to study the direction of causality between the two variables. We apply our methodology, based on the Toda-Yamamoto test for causality, to time-series data covering the period...

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– The Role of Natural Resources, Market Size, Government Policy, Institutions and Political Instability
Elizabeth Asiedu - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

Data from several investor surveys suggest that macroeconomic instability, investment restrictions, corruption and political instability have a negative impact on foreign direct investment (FDI) to Africa. However, the relationship between FDI and these country characteristics has not been studied...

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– New Tools to Address Urgent Global Problems
Jeremy Heimans - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

Multiactor global funds (MGFs) are emerging as important new mechanisms for the financing of development and other global priorities. MGFs like the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are distinctive because they are administered and financed by multiactor coalitions of governments,...

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– Implications for a Developing Country
Renu Kohli - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

India’s capital account displays a sharp swing in external financing from official assistance to private capital transfers in the 1990s. This paper examines the implications of this transition for the country. An analysis of the private resource transfer reveals that unlike official flows,...

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