Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63466
Authors: 
Wolf, Susanna
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2007/71
Abstract: 
The expected increase in aid to Africa will put a big challenge for public service delivery. Using a simultaneous equation model, this paper provides an analysis of the effects of the volume and volatility of aid on education, health, water and sanitation outcomes, taking also into account the institutions related to public service delivery, including freedom of press, corruption and decentralization. Overall, the share of official development assistance (ODA) that is provided for education and health seems to have a positive impact on the outcomes in these sectors, whereas total aid seems to be negatively associated. Aid volatility is associated with better outcomes in sanitation, water and infant mortality, contrary to expectations.
Subjects: 
public expenditure
aid
education
health
water
sanitation
Africa
JEL: 
H4
H5
H7
I1
I2
L9
O2
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-024-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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