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Evaluation of the impact of foreign aid on growth and development

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dc.contributor.advisor Kotzé, Dirk, 1961- Collodel, Andrew Giovanni Pietro 2012-05-17T08:26:03Z 2012-05-17T08:26:03Z 2011-11
dc.identifier.citation Collodel, Andrew Giovanni Pietro (2011) Evaluation of the impact of foreign aid on growth and development, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Foreign aid is publicly motivated by a moral obligation to help the poor and develop underdeveloped countries. Donors have invested more than US$2.3 trillion in foreign aid, but despite this significant investment, 3 billion people are still living on less than $2 a day, 840 million are hungry, 10 million children die from preventable disease, and 1 billion adults are illiterate. This study focuses on the impact of foreign aid on economic growth and development of underdeveloped countries. It was found that many variables influence growth and development and that cross-country regression analysis is an inappropriate method to measure the effectiveness of aid. The methodology is too generalist, and treats foreign aid as a homogenous entity that works equally in all countries in all types of environment and across all times. There is an urgent need to develop a new methodology for measuring the effectiveness of foreign aid. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 211 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Foreign aid
dc.subject Aid effectiveness
dc.subject Impact
dc.subject Donor
dc.subject Cross-country regression analysis
dc.subject Bilateral aid
dc.subject Poverty
dc.subject Economic growth
dc.subject Development
dc.subject Aid allocations
dc.subject.ddc 338.911724
dc.subject.lcsh Economic assistance -- Developing countries
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- Government policy -- Developing countries
dc.subject.lcsh Developing countries -- Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development -- Developing countries
dc.title Evaluation of the impact of foreign aid on growth and development en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Development Studies M. A. (Development Studies)

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