Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

An experiment on foreign aid and public spending changed our thinking on aid effectiveness

Jablonski, Ryan S., Seim, Brigitte and Ahlback, Johan (2020) An experiment on foreign aid and public spending changed our thinking on aid effectiveness. Africa at LSE (23 Jul 2020). Blog Entry.

[img] Text (Africa_2020-07-23-an-experiment-on-foreign-aid-and-public-spending) - Published Version
Download (1MB)

Abstract

Foreign aid is often accused of promoting corruption and hurting development by encouraging recipient governments to reallocate budgets away from needed areas. A recent experiment in Malawi to test whether aid crowds out public spending found each project crowds out about 22%. Contrary to the claims of aid critics, this research finds no evidence that foreign aid undermines spending on the neediest or contributes to political patronage. Instead, politicians often claim to be motivated by fairness and equity.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2020 13:51
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2020 13:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105881

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics