Electrifying the base? Aid and incumbent advantage in Ghana

@inproceedings{Briggs2012ElectrifyingTB,
  title={Electrifying the base? Aid and incumbent advantage in Ghana},
  author={Ryan C. Briggs},
  year={2012}
}
In , the year before Ghana’s  election, the country experienced a large, unexpected decline in aid. The incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost the election. Did the decline in aid hurt the NDC at the polls, or was it simply incidental? Using data from a national, World Bankfunded electrification project, this article shows that the NDC was able to allocate aid according to explicitly political criteria. The article also exploits a quasi-experiment in aid disbursements to show… CONTINUE READING

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