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Aid and global poverty

McGillivray, Mark and Feeny, Simon 2016, Aid and global povertyThe Oxford handbook of the social science of poverty, Oxford University Press, New York, N.Y., pp.1-24, doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199914050.013.31.

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Title Aid and global poverty
Author(s) McGillivray, MarkORCID iD for McGillivray, Mark
Feeny, Simon
Title of book The Oxford handbook of the social science of poverty
Publication date 2016
Chapter number 30
Total chapters 37
Start page 1
End page 24
Total pages 24
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Keyword(s) social science
foreign aid
developing countries
poverty reduction
Official Development Assistance
growth elasticity of poverty
Summary This article examines the relationship between foreign aid and poverty in developing countries, with the goal of determining whether donor governments are motivated and actively set out to reduce poverty in developing countries through the provision of aid but with the impact of aid on poverty reduction. It begins with an overview of the aid and poverty record based on global data from the 1980s onward, with particular emphasis on Official Development Assistance (ODA). It then considers the analytics of aid and poverty before reviewing the relevant literature, including studies that address the impact of aid on growth and growth elasticity of poverty. The article argues that aid has had a marginally positive impact on poverty reduction in developing countries, and that poverty would be slightly higher without it.
ISBN 9780199914050
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199914050.013.31
Field of Research 160505 Economic Development Policy
140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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