Food aid impacts on recipient developing countries: A review of empirical methods and evidence
Article first published online: 17 MAR 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 493–514, May 2011
How to Cite
Awokuse, T. O. (2011), Food aid impacts on recipient developing countries: A review of empirical methods and evidence. J. Int. Dev., 23: 493–514. doi: 10.1002/jid.1680
- Issue published online: 17 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 17 MAR 2010
- food aid;
- aid effectiveness;
This paper surveys the economic literature on the effects of food aid on recipient developing countries. It reviews the conceptual and empirical challenges associated with evaluating the impact of food aid and surveys the main analytical techniques that are used in such evaluations. It then summarises the available empirical evidence on the effect of food aid on national economic development, domestic agricultural production and markets, commercial trade and the nutritional status of recipients. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.