Foreign aid and poverty reduction: A review of international literature

@article{Mahembe2019ForeignAA,
  title={Foreign aid and poverty reduction: A review of international literature},
  author={Edmore Mahembe and Nicholas M. Odhiambo},
  journal={Cogent Social Sciences},
  year={2019},
  volume={5}
}
Abstract This main objective of this paper is to present a synthesis of the empirical literature on the effectiveness of foreign aid on poverty reduction. This is done through a review of empirical studies on the impact and effectiveness of official development assistance (ODA) or foreign aid on poverty reduction. The study divided the reviewed empirical literature into two broad groups: the studies which used non-monetary measures of poverty and those that used monetary measures of poverty… 
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TLDR
The social determinants of poverty and health must be addressed jointly through intersectoral public policies and egalitarian mechanisms that promote investment in social protection.
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