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dc.contributor.advisorKern, Andreas
dc.creator
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-30T19:57:16Z
dc.date.available2020-06-30T19:57:16Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted01/01/2020
dc.identifier.uri
dc.descriptionM.P.P.
dc.description.abstractThe following paper assesses foreign aid’s impact on poverty. While there has been a growing amount of papers that have studied the impact of aid on different economic growth outcomes, only a few of these contributions have focused on poverty. Among them, there have been several studies that have studied multidimensional measures with a large part of the literature going back prior to the 2000s. This paper aims to revisit the relationship and assess foreign aid’s impact on poverty between 1992 and 2017, with Official Development Assistance (ODA) as an independent variable and Human Development Index (HDI) as a dependent variable. By using a multiple regressions approach while using both entity and time fixed effects, the paper concludes that foreign aid does help reduce poverty by improving HDI, which includes aspects of education, health and standard of living. This improvement, however, is fairly limited with a percentage increase in aid associated with only approximately .002 percentage increase in HDI, holding constant relevant control variables. The impact for countries categorized as ‘lower-income’, however, seem to be slightly more meaningful. This study, thus, shows that aid’s influence changes between nations that have different economic conditions, while also helping develop lessons for future aid-poverty policies as well.
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dc.format.extent37 leaves
dc.languageen
dc.publisherGeorgetown University
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
dc.sourcePublic Policy & Policy Management
dc.subjectForeign Affairs
dc.subjectForeign Aid
dc.subjectPoverty Reduction
dc.subjectPublic Policy
dc.subject.lcshPublic policy
dc.subject.otherPublic policy
dc.titleCan Foreign Aid End Poverty?
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dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1430-510X


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