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Aid to Africa: an unfinished agenda

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  • Tony Addison

    (World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University, Helsinki, Finland)

  • George Mavrotas

    (World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University, Helsinki, Finland)

  • Mark McGillivray

    (World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University, Helsinki, Finland)

Abstract

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) give aid to Africa a new emphasis. Yet aid flows to Africa have trended downward over the last decade, and as a consequence more Africans now live in poverty. This is especially true of Sub-Saharan Africa. Any progress towards the main MDG target of halving the number of people living in poverty clearly requires more aid. It also requires a better understanding of what drives aid volumes to Africa and precisely how these flows impact on African economies. This paper examines trends in official aid to Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa in particular, over the period 1960 to 2002, highlighting falls in aid since the early 1990s. It concludes with consideration of future challenges for aid to Africa. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Tony Addison & George Mavrotas & Mark McGillivray, 2005. "Aid to Africa: an unfinished agenda," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(8), pages 989-1001.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:17:y:2005:i:8:p:989-1001 DOI: 10.1002/jid.1255
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