Aid for the wealthy?: A study of the relation between Aid for Trade and poverty in Malawi
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
foreign aid; Aid for Trade; Malawi; poverty impact; DHS; IHS
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299075OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-299075DiVA: diva2:948872
Pettersson, Jan, Forskare
Guvå, Tomas, Universitetslektor