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Aid Flow, Debt Relief and Poverty Reduction

Awara, Roland (2009)
Department of Economics
Abstract
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the poorest regions in the world and depends heavily on aid flow and debt reduction to foster development and fight poverty. Using 35 of the 48 countries in the region, we examine the impact of aid flow/debt reduction on poverty alleviation and the selected poverty targets are primary completion rate and life rate. A multiple regression model on panel data over the period 2000-2005 shows that aid flow has little effect on poverty alleviation. However, some countries that have reached the completion point of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative have demonstrated signs of progress in the selected poverty targets. Hence, alternative tools should be identified to alleviate poverty in the region than the... (More)
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the poorest regions in the world and depends heavily on aid flow and debt reduction to foster development and fight poverty. Using 35 of the 48 countries in the region, we examine the impact of aid flow/debt reduction on poverty alleviation and the selected poverty targets are primary completion rate and life rate. A multiple regression model on panel data over the period 2000-2005 shows that aid flow has little effect on poverty alleviation. However, some countries that have reached the completion point of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative have demonstrated signs of progress in the selected poverty targets. Hence, alternative tools should be identified to alleviate poverty in the region than the much focus on aid and debt relief. (Less)
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author
Awara, Roland
supervisor
organization
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type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
debt relief, ''Aid, Poverty Alleviation.'', Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy, Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik
language
English
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1336255
date added to LUP
2009-01-29 00:00:00
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2010-08-03 10:52:03
@misc{1336255,
  abstract     = {Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the poorest regions in the world and depends heavily on aid flow and debt reduction to foster development and fight poverty. Using 35 of the 48 countries in the region, we examine the impact of aid flow/debt reduction on poverty alleviation and the selected poverty targets are primary completion rate and life rate. A multiple regression model on panel data over the period 2000-2005 shows that aid flow has little effect on poverty alleviation. However, some countries that have reached the completion point of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative have demonstrated signs of progress in the selected poverty targets. Hence, alternative tools should be identified to alleviate poverty in the region than the much focus on aid and debt relief.},
  author       = {Awara, Roland},
  keyword      = {debt relief,''Aid,Poverty Alleviation.'',Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Aid Flow, Debt Relief and Poverty Reduction},
  year         = {2009},
}