Foreign Aid, Institutions, and Governance in Sub‐Saharan Africa*

  title={Foreign Aid, Institutions, and Governance in Sub‐Saharan Africa*},
  author={Deborah A. Br{\"a}utigam and Stephen F. Knack},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  pages={255 - 285}
Introduction More than a decade ago, the World Bank argued that “underlying the litany of Africa’s development problems is a crisis of governance.” Poor quality institutions, weak rule of law, an absence of accountability, tight controls over information, and high levels of corruption still characterize many African states today. Aid levels have been reduced in many parts of Africa during the past decade. Yet in many of the countries with poor governance records, aid continues to contribute a… 

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