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Impacts of Aid-Funded Technical Assistance Programs: Firm-Level Evidence from the Indonesian Foundry Industry

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  • Todo, Yasuyuki

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Summary This study examines the effect of Japanese aid-funded technical assistance programs on the Indonesian foundry industry funded, applying difference-in-differences propensity score matching estimation to a unique firm-level dataset. The major finding is that the average effect of the aid programs on the change in the reject ratio is negative and significant, suggesting that these programs help local participant firms improve their technology. However, technical assistance programs provided by the local counterpart of aid after the completion of the aid programs do not seem to improve technology of participants in the short run on average.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 351-362

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Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:39:y:2011:i:3:p:351-362

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Keywords: propensity score matching; impact evaluation; technical assistance; foreign aid; Asia; Indonesia;

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  2. Olivier CADOT & Ana FERNANDES & Julien GOURDON & Aaditya MATTOO, 2013. "Are the Benefits of Export Support Durable? Evidence from Tunisia," Working Papers P80, FERDI.
  3. Bah, El-hadj & Brada, Josef C. & Yigit, Taner, 2011. "With a little help from our friends: The effect of USAID assistance on SME growth in a transition economy," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(2), pages 205-220, June.
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