Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123569
Authors: 
Asongu, Simplice A.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/12/031
Abstract: 
The Okada & Samreth(2012, EL) finding that aid deters corruption could have an important influence on policy and academic debates. This paper partially negates their criticism of the mainstream approach to the aid-development nexus. Using updated data(1996-2010) from 52 African countries we provide robust evidence of a positive aid-corruption nexus. Development assistance fuels(mitigates) corruption(the control of corruption) in the African continent. As a policy implication, the Okada & Samreth(2012, EL) finding for developing countries may not be relevant for Africa.
Subjects: 
Foreign Aid
Political Economy
Development
Africa
JEL: 
B20
F35
F50
O10
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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