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Aid Effectiveness: Looking at the Aid-Social Capital-Growth Nexus

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  • Mina Baliamoune-Lutz
  • George Mavrotas

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We examine the impact of institutional quality and social capital on aid effectiveness. We find strong evidence that social capital and institutions enhance aid effectiveness. Moreover, once we account for the role of social capital and institutions, the impact of policies tend to disappear.

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  • Mina Baliamoune-Lutz & George Mavrotas, 2008. "Aid Effectiveness: Looking at the Aid-Social Capital-Growth Nexus," WIDER Working Paper Series RP2008-75, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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