Lessons on Foreign Aid and Economic Development

Micro and Macro Perspectives

Nabamita Dutta (Redaktør) ; Claudia R. Williamson (Redaktør)

A response to the pressing need to address and clarify the substantial ambiguity within current literature, this edited volume aims to deepen readers' understanding of the impact of foreign aid on development outcomes based on the latest findings in research over the past decade. Les mer
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A response to the pressing need to address and clarify the substantial ambiguity within current literature, this edited volume aims to deepen readers' understanding of the impact of foreign aid on development outcomes based on the latest findings in research over the past decade. Foreign aid has long been seen as one of two extremes: either beneficial or damaging, a blessing or a curse. Consequently, many readers perceive aid's effectiveness based on the work of scholars who are assessing the impact of aid from one of two antithetical perspectives. This book takes a different approach, shedding light on recent research that can deepen our understanding of the complex relationship between aid and its aftereffects. Drawing from an extensive set of studies that have explored micro and macro impacts of foreign aid for recipient nations, chapter authors highlight more layered and nuanced findings, with a focus on donor characteristics, political motives, and an evaluation of aid projects and their effectiveness, including the differential impact based on type of aid. This volume is the first of its kind to unpack aid as a complex rather than a unitary concept and explore the wide areas of grey that have long enshrouded foreign aid.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1. Introduction



Section 1: Foreign Aid and Macro and Micro Development Outcomes



2. Foreign Aid Conditionality and Economic Growth



3. Types of Aid



4. An Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity Approach to Examining Subnational Health



Section 2: The Political Economy of Donor Behavior



5. Evaluating Aid Agencies: Challenges, Comparisons, and Causes of Best Aid Practices



6. What Influences World Bank Project Evaluations?



7. Aid Allocation and Outcomes: What Role Do Political Motives Play?



Section 3: Foreign Aid's Effect on Institutional Quality



8. Foreign Aid and Recipient State Capacity



9. Foreign Aid and Repression



10. Can Foreign Aid Promote Political and Economic Freedom?



Section 4: The Political Economy of Privately Provided Aid



11. Potential Pitfalls in Private Aid: A Cautionary Note for Non-Governmental Assistance



12. Remittances and FDI as Privately Provided International Aid



13. The Role of Entrepreneurs in Facilitating Remittances in Cuba

Om forfatteren

Nabamita Dutta is Associate Professor of Economics at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, USA. To date, she has published over 40 peer reviewed articles on various topics (e.g. foreign aid, press freedom, economic freedom, financial development, and entrepreneurship) at the intersection of new institutional economics and economic development. Her articles have appeared in esteemed journals like the European Journal of Political Economy, Kyklos, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Journal of Institutional Economics, Small Business Economics, International Review of Economics and Finance, Economic Modelling and the Review of International Economics. She has been a visiting research scholar at various institutions in India, Australia, and Germany, and has delivered invited research talks at various prestigious international conferences and workshops. Her research has also been covered by the media, in particular by the BBC, New York Magazine, and Ideas for India.



Claudia R. Williamson is Associate Professor of Economics and the Drew Allen Endowed Fellow at Mississippi State University, USA. Her research focuses on applied microeconomics, the role of culture in development, and the political economy of development policies, such as foreign aid. She currently serves as an editor for the Journal of Institutional Economics. Claudia has authored over 35 articles in refereed journals including the Journal of Law and Economics, World Development, Journal of Comparative Economics, Public Choice, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Institutional Economics. Her work is cited in top journals including the American Economic Review, American Political Science Review, Journal of Economic Growth, and the European Economic Review. Her research has also appeared in popular press outlets, such as The Economist and the BBC.