EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Making the Most of Aid: Challenges for Africa's Agribusiness

Jeff Dayton-Johnson () and Kiichiro Fukasaku ()

No 36, OECD Development Centre Policy Briefs from OECD Publishing

Abstract: Aid and trade policies – in OECD countries and in developing countries – might reinforce each other to promote development, or they might be substitutes: the sign of the correlation between trade and aid flows depends on the context. East Asia’s rapid growth demonstrates the important development impact of the trade-aid link. While aid has played a strong complementary role for trade development in Viet Nam, for example, the current impasse of African cotton producers is emblematic of trade and aid policies working at cross purposes. The experience of six African countries reviewed in this brief highlights the case for development assistance that aims to eliminate bottlenecks preventing a greater and deeper African participation in the global trading system. The scaling-up of aid, macroeconomic stability and trade expansion are compatible and the ongoing international “aid for trade” initiative will remain critically relevant for African development in the coming decades.

Date: 2008-08-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-dev and nep-sea
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://doi.org/10.1787/238113464314 (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:oec:devaab:36-en

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in OECD Development Centre Policy Briefs from OECD Publishing Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2023-06-15
Handle: RePEc:oec:devaab:36-en