Making Progress on Foreign Aid

  title={Making Progress on Foreign Aid},
  author={Nancy Qian},
  journal={Political Economy - Development: International Development Efforts \& Strategies eJournal},
  • Nancy Qian
  • Published 1 August 2014
  • Economics
  • Political Economy - Development: International Development Efforts & Strategies eJournal
Foreign aid is one of the most important policy tools that rich countries use for helping poor countries to improve population well-being and facilitate economic and institutional development. The empirical evidence on its benefits is mixed and has generated much controversy. This paper presents descriptive statistics which show that foreign aid to very poor countries accounts for very little of total global aid; reviews the evidence that foreign aid is often determined by the objectives of… 
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