Hatfield School of Government. Department of Political Science
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Political Science
1 online resource (iv, 79 pages)
Foreign Aid has been a topic of study for decades with few concrete findings on whether it is effective or not. Contemporary foreign aid is divided into two camps: the West and China, with little cooperation and plenty of politics between them. In this thesis I analyze the effectiveness of Western aid and Chinese aid in twelve sub-Saharan African states using annual HDI scores and GDP. I find there is a strong correlation between Western aid and the development measures used as well as cases where Chinese aid is more effective than Western aid. With these findings, I argue that when Western and Chinese aid complement each other, rather than compete with the other, there is opportunity for greater aid effectiveness.
© 2022 Emily Melinda Baker
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Baker, Emily Melinda, "Comparative Foreign Aid Analysis: Replacing the Competition Between Donors with Complementary Aid Policies" (2022). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 6190.