Conditional aid effectiveness: A meta-study
Article first published online: 3 APR 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 391–410, May 2010
How to Cite
Doucouliagos, H. and Paldam, M. (2010), Conditional aid effectiveness: A meta-study. J. Int. Dev., 22: 391–410. doi: 10.1002/jid.1582
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 3 APR 2009
- Aarhus University Research Foundation
- conditional aid effectiveness;
- economic growth;
- JEL Classification: B2;
One branch of the aid effectiveness literature (AEL) analyzes conditional models where aid effectiveness depends upon a conditioning variable z. The leading candidates for z are a good policy index and aid itself, so that the model has an aid squared term. In this paper, meta-analysis techniques are used (i) to determine whether the AEL has established the said interaction terms, and (ii) to identify some of the determinants of the differences in results between studies. We find no support for conditionality with respect to policy, nor with respect to aid itself. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.