First Advisor

David Kinsella

Term of Graduation

Summer 2022

Date of Publication

7-28-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Political Science

Department

Political Science

Language

English

DOI

10.15760/etd.8053

Physical Description

1 online resource (iv, 79 pages)

Abstract

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.

Rights

© 2022 Emily Melinda Baker

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/38757

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