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Assessing Foreign Aid.s Long-Run Contribution to Growth in Development

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  • Arndt, Channing
  • Jones, Sam
  • Tarp, Finn

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This paper confirms recent evidence of a positive impact of aid on growth and widens the scope of evaluation to a range of outcomes including proximate sources of growth (e.g., physical and human capital), indicators of social welfare (e.g., poverty and i

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2013/072.

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Length: 63
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2013-072

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Keywords: growth; foreign aid; aid effectiveness; simultaneous equations;

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