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The Global Partnership for Inclusive Growth

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  • Huang, Yongfu
  • Quibria, M. G.

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This paper investigates the determinants of inclusive growth with a focus on foreign aid. Based on the Solow growth model, a theoretical model has been developed which shows that foreign aid can stimulate inclusive growth if it is effectively used for augmenting either physical or human productive capacity. Based on UNDP´s (2011) human development index, this research calculates the inequality-adjusted human development index, and uses its growth rate to measure inclusive growth. The empirical section of this paper finds evidence for a significantly positive effect of foreign aid on inclusive growth in the sample countries. It further suggests that foreign aid fosters inclusive growth effectively, particularly when aid is directed to health and education. This research has important implications for an enhanced global partnership in areas such as foreign aid to achieve an inclusive society.

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  • Huang, Yongfu & Quibria, M. G., 2013. "The Global Partnership for Inclusive Growth," WIDER Working Paper Series 059, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    1. Bashir Olayinka Kolawole, 2016. "Government Spending and Inclusive-Growth Relationship in Nigeria: An Empirical Investigation," Zagreb International Review of Economics and Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, vol. 19(2), pages 33-56, November.
    2. Joyeeta Gupta & Courtney Vegelin, 2016. "Sustainable development goals and inclusive development," International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 16(3), pages 433-448, June.
    3. Yongfu Huang & Muhammad G. Quibria, 2015. "The global partnership for sustainable development," Natural Resources Forum, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 0(3-4), pages 157-174, August.
    4. Gebregziabher, Fiseha & Nino-Zarazua, Miguel, 2014. "Social spending and aggregate welfare in developing and transition economies," WIDER Working Paper Series 082, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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    Economic assistance and foreign aid; Econometric models (Economic development); Globalization;

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