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Title: The Impact of Foreign Aid on the Palestinian Economy: A Critique of Econometric Approaches for studying the Effectiveness of Foreign Aid
Author: In'airat, Mohammad Hasan Saleh
ISNI:       0000 0001 3586 4528
Awarding Body: Keele University
Current Institution: Keele University
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis co'ntributes to the literature on aid effectiveness in developing economies. The inability of econometric approaches to establish clear conclusions on aid effectiveness casts doubts on its appropriateness as a research methodology. The effectiveness of foreign aid , needs to be understood as a dynamic and complex process that may not be appropriately explored using cross-country data and static econometric models. This is further complicated - , when focusing on aid effectiveness in a unique war tom economy such as Palestine. In view of the above this thesis adopts a mixed research methodoiogy utilizing both quantitative andqualitative approaches to explore effectiveness as understood by public opinion leaders in Palestine. The thesis identifies specific conditions that influence aid effectiveness, which econometric models 'are unlikely to recognise. The phenomenon of the 'returnees', individualism, the Israeli closure policy and the Intifada are just some examples of what econometric models are likely to pick up on. The thesis also found that respondents believe that the effectiveness of foreign aid depends on number of factors. These include the quality of governance of the recipient, donors' strategic objectives and interests, and the role of occupation. A culture of corruption was found to be one of the most detrimental factors to aid effectiveness.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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