The Effectiveness of Aid in Improving Regulations: Empirical evidence and the drivers of change in Rwanda
Ruth Hoekstra and
Robert Osei ()
No 198, IEE Working Papers from Ruhr University Bochum, Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE)
The paper assesses the impact of foreign aid on the change in the quality of regulations, and identifies the drivers of this change in a case study on Rwanda. In the empirical analysis, we find that highly targeted Aid for Business has a significantly positive impact on regulations across developing countries, but we do not find any effects for overall aid or aid directed at broad governance areas. In the country case study, we depart from Rwanda's excellent regulatory performance to explain how aid is effective in changing the regulatory environment, driven by the country's strong political leadership and its singular institutional history.
Keywords: Foreign aid; Governance; Business regulations; Rwanda (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F35 G28 L51 O55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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