Fragile States and Aid Allocation for Sub-Saharan African Countries: An Empirical Research

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Abstract

State fragility has received increasing attention in recent decades as a result of the nexus between development and international stability. This study investigates the empirical drivers of state fragility in sub-Saharan Africa from 2007 to 2019. We shed light on the explanatory variables of government effectiveness, political stability, per-capita GDP, grow GDP%, International Monetary Fund loans, and official development assistance. Using panel data analysis and a 39-country sample, our study finds that government efficiency and political stability, in contrast to foreign aid, has a significant effect on reducing fragility in sub-Saharan Africa. In light of these findings, the article proposes delivering foreign aid in ways that strengthen state capacity

Keywords

Fragility, Foreign Aid, International Institutions, Panel Data Econometrics, Robust Standard Errors

Citation

Zeynep Arıöz and Derya Topdağ, “Fragile States and Aid Allocation for Sub-Saharan African Countries: An Empirical Research”, Uluslararasi Iliskiler, Advanced Online Publication, 9 October 2023, pp. 1-15, DOI: 10.33458/uidergisi.1371674

Affiliations

Zeynep ARIÖZ Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University, Balıkesir E-Mail: [email protected] Orcid: 0000-0001-7470-5407

Derya TOPDAĞ Ph.D., Research Assistant, Department of Econometrics, Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University, Balıkesir E-Mail: [email protected] Orcid: 0000-0002-2644-5054

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