American Economic Association Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion after Civil War ? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia

@inproceedings{Fearon2009AmericanEA,
  title={American Economic Association Can Development Aid Contribute to Social Cohesion after Civil War ? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Post-Conflict Liberia},
  author={James D. Fearon and Macartan Humphreys and Jeremy M. Weinstein},
  year={2009}
}
Civil war is very common in the developing world, with harmful welfare effects when it occurs. Many fear that the devastation wrought by violent conflict destroys social capital, impedes economic development, and leads to the recurrence of violence (Paul Collier et al. 2003). In response, donors are injecting large amounts of aid into post-conflict countries. A significant share of this assistance is spent on “communitydriven reconstruction” (CDR) programs, which support the establishment of… CONTINUE READING
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