Vinnare och förlorare på biståndsarenan? : En analys av EU:s biståndsflöden

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för statsvetenskap (ST)

Sammanfattning: Aid effectiveness is a reoccuring theme in the social sciences. Maybe rightfully so, as development is slow in many parts of the developing world. Core literature on the matter seems to suggest that aid effectiveness is contingent on recipients’ level of corruption. Assuming this to be true, I examine the EU’s disbursements of Official Development Assistance over the past decade by running regressions: is there a relationship between the level of aid received, and a country’s level of corruption? As the EU is one of the largest donors of foreign aid globally, and has the power to shape the global foreign aid agenda, this question puts to the test whether the EU is leading the way, or rather is an obstacle in front. My findings suggest that corruption is not a determinant for aid. The EU thus fails to provide the much needed incentive for reforming political structures and fighting corruption in the developing countries.

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