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Local Financial Development and the Aid-Growth Relationship

Author/Editor: Nkusu, Mwanza | Sayek, Selin
Authorized for Distribution: December 1, 2004
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Summary: With official development assistance (ODA) set to rise as countries strive to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), aid effectiveness remains an important area of development policy. An increasing number of studies support the notion that ODA can contribute to growth in a nonlinear relationship. In this paper, we investigate a new hypothesis regarding this relationship: that deeper financial markets in aid-recipient countries facilitate the management of aid flows, thereby enhancing aid effectiveness. An empirical analysis, using a panel data set, finds robust support for the hypothesis.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 04/238
Subject(s): Development assistance | Economic growth | Poverty | Financial assistance | Economic models
Author's keyword(s): Foreign Aid | Economic Growth | Poverty | and Financial Development
 
English  
    Published:   December 1, 2004        
    ISBN/ISSN:   1934-7073   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2382004   Pages:   33
    Price:   US$15.00
       
     
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