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Foreign aid and structural transformation: Micro-level evidence from Uganda

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Title: Foreign aid and structural transformation: Micro-level evidence from Uganda
Authors: Ahlerup, Pelle
Issue Date: Mar-2019
Extent: 49
Publication type: report
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Keywords: foreign aid
structural transformation
Abstract: History tells us that sustained economic growth, necessary to alleviate poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, requires growth in the fundamentals, such as infrastructure and human capital, but also structural transformation, i.e., a reallocation of labor from low-productivity to high-productivity sectors. I study whether foreign aid is a factor that helps or hinders structural transformation. I use a dataset on aid projects with precise coordinates from all major donors and match it to panel data with ... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: F35,O14,O55
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