Edited by B. Mak Arvin and Byron Lew
It would be fair to say that foreign aid today is one of the most important factors in international relations and in the national economy of many countries – as well as one of the most researched fields in economics. Although much has been written on the subject of foreign aid, this book contributes by taking stock of knowledge in the field, with chapters summarizing long-standing debates as well as the latest advances. Several contributions provide new analytical insights or empirical evidence on different aspects of aid. As a whole, the book demonstrate how researchers have dealt with increasingly complex issues over time – both theoretical and empirical – on the allocation, impact, and efficacy of aid, with aid policies placed at the center of the discussion.
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- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Performance-based allocation (PBA) of foreign aid: still alive?
- Chapter 3: Aid and reverse flows: a global analysis
- Chapter 4: Determining aid allocation decision-making: towards a comparative sectored approach
- Chapter 5: Samaritan’s dilemma, time-inconsistency and foreign aid: a review of theoretical models
- Chapter 6: MDGs and international cooperation: an analysis of private and public aid and the role of education
- Chapter 7: Geographical allocation of aid: lessons from political economy
- Chapter 8: China’s aid and FDI flows to Africa: strategic interest or economic motivation?
- Chapter 9: Inter-linkages of foreign aid and trade policy in trade-theoretic frameworks
- Chapter 10: Aid for trade: assessing the effects on recipient exports of manufactures and primary commodities to donors and non-donors
- Chapter 11: Aid for trade: the case of Asia and Oceania nations
- Chapter 12: The trade effects of foreign aid: an empirical perspective
- Chapter 13: Foreign aid, international trade, and financial crises: a developing country perspective
- Chapter 14: The macroeconomic impact of aid in recipient countries: old wine in new bottles?
- Chapter 15: Foreign aid, economic growth, FDI, and trade openness in lower middle-income countries: a dynamic panel data analysis
- Chapter 16: Informal influence on multilateral lending: the case of the Inter-American Development Bank
- Chapter 17: Donors helping themselves
- Chapter 18: Aid and corruption: an incentive problem
- Chapter 19: The evolving debate of the effect of foreign aid on corruption and institutions in Africa
- Chapter 20: Finally a breakthrough? The recent rise in the size of the estimates of aid effectiveness
- Chapter 21: On the heterogeneous impact of aid on growth: a review of the evidence
- Chapter 22: Aid, growth, policies and fragility
- Chapter 23: Does real exchange rate appreciation undermine aid effectiveness? Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
- Chapter 24: The effects of education aid on primary schooling in developing countries
- Chapter 25: A case study of aid effectiveness in Bangladesh: development with governance challenges
- Chapter 26: Foreign aid to foster greener cities: what do we know?
- Chapter 27: Foreign aid and policy coherence for development
- Chapter 28: Making aid work: governance and decentralization
- Chapter 29: Donor competition for influence in recipient countries
- Chapter 30: The rise of multi-bi aid and the proliferation of trust funds
- Chapter 31: Aid and taxation
- Chapter 32: Aid and microfinance
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