Environmental Aid and Economic Development in the Third World
Mak Arvin (),
Zafar Kayani () and
Marisa A. Scigliano ()
International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies, 2009, vol. 9, issue 1
Climate change has a profound impact on the planet, especially on developing countries – as highlighted by the Stern Report to the British government in 2006. One solution to mitigating environmental degradation and achieving better outcomes appears to be through the provision of aid to poor countries. Using newly available data from the PLAID (Project-Level Aid) database project, we ask what determines the level of environmental aid to developing countries – and in particular whether such aid is affected by the level of economic development of the recipient country. At the same time, we investigate whether economic development is affected by the receipt of environmental aid. Implicit in the second question, of course, is the notion that, besides addressing the ecological outcomes, environmental aid may have the potential to enhance the economic prosperity of poor countries.
Keywords: Economic Development; Aid; Developing Countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F35 O19 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eaa:ijaeqs:v:9:y2009:i:1_1
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies from Euro-American Association of Economic Development
Bibliographic data for series maintained by M. Carmen Guisan ().