TOMORROW: Devt@man seminar — Osman Ouattara– 16:30 in HBS G32

You are warmly invited to the Development@manchester Seminar; TOMORROW at 16:30-18.00 in HBS G32.

Dr Osman Ouattara (IDPM, the University of Manchester)

Title: “Assessing the effectiveness of Arab aid in SSA”

Chair: Kunal Sen

Abstract:

Arab donors have been providing development assistance for more than four decades. While the existing literature has documented Arab aid allocation patterns it has overlooked its impact on the recipient economy.

Using a sample of Sub-Sahara African countries over the period of 1980-2010 we find that aid from Arab donors promotes growth in most of these countries.

Moreover, we did not find evidence which suggests that Arab aid flows encourage countries not to adopt policy reforms.

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