Title: The effectiveness of aid under post-conflict conditions: A sector-specific analysis
Authors: Donaubauer, Julian 
Herzer, Dierk 
Nunnenkamp, Peter
Language: eng
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Document Type: Working Paper
Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU): Kiel working paper
Issue: 2065
Publisher Place: Kiel
Abstract: 
It is widely believed that foreign aid may help conflict-affected countries to recover after the settlement of conflicts. However, the available empirical evidence supporting this view largely neglects the heterogeneous nature of aid. Drawing on the conflict database of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, we address the hypothesis that the effectiveness of post-conflict aid differs between specific sectors. Our focus is on social and economic infrastructure which is most likely to suffer during conflict episodes so that the need for aid is particularly pressing in this area. We find fairly robust evidence that post-conflict aid is effective in improving social infrastructure. In contrast, aid appears to be ineffective in improving economic infrastructure.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): VWL, insb. Konjunktur und Wachstum 
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148059
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