How foreign aid affects economic growth and development

  • DATE / TIME:
    2011•06•07    15:00 - 16:30

    Recent literature doubts the ability of foreign aid to foster economic growth and development. In this lecture, UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp assesses the aid-growth literature and re-examines key hypotheses.

    “Aid, Growth and Development: Have We Come Full Circle?”

    On 7 June 2011, the next seminar on aid, growth and development of the Risk and Uncertainty for Sustainable Development series will take place. The speaker will be Finn Tarp, Director of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). The lecture, jointly organized by UNU Bonn and the Center for Development Research (ZEF), will take place at ZEF, 3:00 – 4.30 p.m.

    About UNU-WIDER and the topic of the lecture

    UNU-WIDER is a research and training centre of the United Nations University (UNU), in Helsinki, Finland. UNU-WIDER undertakes applied research and policy analysis on global development and poverty issues.

    For more information, see the event webpage on the UNU-EHS website.

    About the Risk and Uncertainty Seminar series

    In this seminar series we address opportunities, risks and uncertainties for development. Uncertainty, i.e. the unknown, is a particular challenge. Risk and uncertainty have become a focal topic among development researchers, policy makers and practitioners as worldwide, economy and ecology have been assailed by a series of global crises: financial crisis, high and volatile food and oil price, and/or climate change. These crises present threats to development and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The understanding, mitigating and controlling of risk and uncertainty is far from being understood. The seminar series will be a forum for agenda setting and discussion on related themes with leading experts in this field of research and policy.