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On the effectiveness of foreign aid in institutional quality

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  • Asongu Simplice

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    (Yaoundé/Cameroun)

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We extend the Okada & Samreth (2012, EL) and Asongu (2012, EB) debate on ‘the effect of foreign aid on corruption’ by: not partially negating the former’s methodological underpinning (as in the latter’s approach) with a unifying empirical framework and; broadening the horizon of inquiry from corruption to eight institutional quality dynamics (rule of law, regulation quality, government effectiveness, democracy, corruption, voice & accountability, control of corruption and political stability). Core to this extension is a hypothetical contingency of the ‘institutional perils of foreign aid’ on existing institutional quality such that, the institutional downside of development assistance maybe questionable when greater domestic institutional development has taken place. Based on the hypothesis of institutional thresholds for foreign aid effectiveness, the perilous character of development assistance to institutional quality is broadly confirmed in 53 African countries for the period 1996-2010.

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Paper provided by African Governance and Development Institute. in its series Working Papers with number 13/017.

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Date of creation: 08 Feb 2013
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Cited by:
  1. Asongu Simplice & Mohamed Jellal, 2013. "On the channels of foreign aid to corruption," Working Papers 13/018, African Governance and Development Institute..
  2. Asongu Simplice & Oasis Kodila-Tedika, 2013. "Trust and Prosperity: A Conditional Relationship," Working Papers 13/024, African Governance and Development Institute..
  3. Asongu Simplice, 2012. "Development thresholds of foreign aid effectiveness in Africa," Working Papers 12/010, African Governance and Development Institute..
  4. Asongu, Simplice A, 2013. "Fighting African corruption when existing corruption-control levels matter in a dynamic cultural setting," MPRA Paper 52209, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Asongu Simplice, 2013. "Consult your gods: the questionable economics of development assistance in Africa," Working Papers 13/002, African Governance and Development Institute..
  6. Asongu, Simplice & Jellal, Mohamed, 2014. "International aid corruption and fiscal behavior policy," MPRA Paper 57192, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Asongu, Simplice, 2013. "Determinants of Health Professionals’ Migration in Africa: a WHO based Assessment," MPRA Paper 56802, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Asongu, Simplice A, 2013. "How do institutions matter in the income-equalizing effect of mobile phone penetration?," MPRA Paper 52208, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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