An Aid-Institutions Paradox? A Review Essay on Aid Dependency and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa

  title={An Aid-Institutions Paradox? A Review Essay on Aid Dependency and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Todd J. Moss and Gunilla Pettersson Gelander and Nicolas van de Walle},
  journal={International Finance},
A number of proposals today support a substantial increase in foreign aid levels to sub-Saharan Africa even though this region already receives a historically unprecedented volume of aid. This essay reviews the evidence regarding the potentially negative effects of aid dependence on state institutions, a topic which has received relatively little attention. We note several pathways through which political institutions might be adversely affected and devote particular attention to fiscal and… 

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