Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/183552
Authors: 
Busse, Matthias
Hoekstra, Ruth
Osei, Robert D.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IEE Working Papers 198
Abstract: 
The paper assesses the impact of foreign aid on the change in the quality of regulations, and identifies the drivers of this change in a case study on Rwanda. In the empirical analysis, we find that highly targeted Aid for Business has a significantly positive impact on regulations across developing countries, but we do not find any effects for overall aid or aid directed at broad governance areas. In the country case study, we depart from Rwanda's excellent regulatory performance to explain how aid is effective in changing the regulatory environment, driven by the country's strong political leadership and its singular institutional history.
Subjects: 
Foreign aid
Governance
Business regulations
Rwanda
JEL: 
F35
G28
L51
O55
ISBN: 
978-3-927276-84-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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