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Aid for the wealthy?: A study of the relation between Aid for Trade and poverty in Malawi
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines whether Aid for Trade has any relation with poverty reduction in Malawi. With the purpose of helping developing countries gain access to the global market and help them benefit better from trade liberalisation, Aid for Trade has been criticized for only targeting the already economically active parts of societies. To analyse the relation between Aid for Trade and poverty we use panel data from 27 districts in Malawi within the time frame of 2000-2011 and OLS fixed effect regression. The regressions are performed using three different poverty measures and Aid for Trade per capita. The modest results of this study are in favour of the criticism of Aid for Trade, suggesting that Aid for Trade works best or tends to be more concentrated in the richest part of the population.

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2016.
Keyword [en]
foreign aid; Aid for Trade; Malawi; poverty impact; DHS; IHS
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299075OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-299075DiVA: diva2:948872
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Available from: 2016-07-14 Created: 2016-07-14 Last updated: 2016-07-14Bibliographically approved

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