Aid, policy, and growth

The case of Nepal

Kishor Sharma, B Bhattarai

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Abstract

The debate over aid effectiveness has produced a large number of crosssectional studies, while case studies of individual countries remain extremely limited, probably due to the lack of disaggregated data. This paper contributes to aid-, policy-, and growth literature using data from Nepal, a country that has been one of the highest recipients of aid in the developing world. Our findings suggest that aid, in the presence of sound economic policy, contributes to growth. However, we did not find any statistical evidence to suggest that democratic governance and openness impact the effectiveness of aid in Nepal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-910
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Economic Issues
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Sharma, Kishor ; Bhattarai, B. / Aid, policy, and growth : The case of Nepal. In: Journal of Economic Issues. 2013 ; Vol. 47, No. 4. pp. 895-910.
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