Growth & Employment

Growth & Employment

Aid can help countries generate more growth and employment, but what are the channels that work best for growth? How can aid help improve the livelihoods of the poorest people, improve the opportunities for women in the labour market, and provide more employment for young people? 

Cotton, © Arne Hoel / World Bank

How does Paul Collier analyze the donor dilemma of aid effectiveness in fragile states?

UNU-WIDER / Jun 2012
Spinning wheels, © Ray Witlin / World Bank

Is it the case that while aid is effective at the micro level, it cannot be shown to have a positive impact on growth?

UNU-WIDER / Oct 2012
Rice field, © UN Photo/Martine Perret

Mekasha and Tarp challenge the conclusion of Doucouliagos and Paldam’s 2008 meta-analysis of the aid-growth literature by reassessing both the meth...

UNU-WIDER / Oct 2012
Pouring gold bars, © Jonathan Ernst/The World Bank

Research increasingly shows that aid disbursements have had positive effects on the economies of recipient countries.

UNU-WIDER / Aug 2012
Spices, © Curt Carnemark / World Bank

What impact does aid have on investment, public and private consumption, and GDP?

UNU-WIDER / Oct 2012
Urucu fruit,© Julio Pantoja / World Bank

What is the best response to Dutch disease caused by inflows of development aid.

UNU-WIDER / Dec 2012