Tag: development assistance

The Aid Effectiveness Literature: Is It Over Yet?

Author: Maria Perrotta Berlin, SITE.

After several decades of studies, the academic community still does not have an answer to whether foreign aid affects growth, and in which direction. Part of the reason for such an outcome may lie in a wide variety of models, techniques and data used. However, the main reason is probably that the broad spectrum of effects is difficult to disentangle when looking at the question at an aggregated level.