Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93699
Authors: 
Khan, Mushtaq H.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/122
Abstract: 
Bangladesh and Pakistan had very divergent experiences with aid after 1971. Politics in Pakistan was less inclusive in terms of opportunities for intermediate class political entrepreneurs. In this context, the significant role of military aid to Pakistan had very negative effects on its political and economic evolution. In contrast in Bangladesh the less centralized organization of political power and less concentrated forms of aid allowed intermediate class political entrepreneurs to access resources and created incentives for productive activities. These experiences challenge conventional ideas about the relationship between aid, good governance and security: better policy requires understanding the relationship between aid and the political economies of recipient countries better.
Subjects: 
aid
democracy
institution building
governance
security
Pakistan
Bangladesh
South Asia
JEL: 
O16
O53
O17
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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