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Financing Uganda's Poverty Reduction Strategy: Is Aid Causing More Pain Than Gain?

Author/Editor: Nkusu, Mwanza
Authorized for Distribution: September 1, 2004
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Summary: Uganda's market-friendly development strategy and poverty reduction agenda have attracted large financial inflows, including aid. During 2000-02, concerns about a possible aid-induced Dutch disease were heightened by widening macroeconomic imbalances and an upward trend in the real effective exchange rate (REER). This paper shows that the REER remained broadly stable during a 10-year period and nontraditional exports increased remarkably, contrary to the predictions of the Dutch disease model. Also, economic growth was strong. This good performance is attributed to sound macroeconomic policies and important structural reforms, which have allowed an increased use of available production factors.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 04/170
Subject(s): Development assistance | Uganda | Poverty reduction | Exchange rates | Economic growth
Author's keyword(s): Foreign aid | exchange rates | economic growth | and poverty
 
English  
    Published:   September 1, 2004        
    ISBN/ISSN:   1934-7073   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA1702004   Pages:   29
    Price:   US$15.00
       
     
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