Award Date

12-1-2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science

First Committee Member

John Tuman

Second Committee Member

Tiffany Howard

Third Committee Member

Dennis Pirages

Fourth Committee Member

Marcia Gallo

Fifth Committee Member

Kathryn Korgan

Number of Pages

100

Abstract

The African continent has received aid from developed countries for decades. This thesis seeks to examine the impact of foreign aid to developing countries using Ghana and Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) as case studies. The study will contribute to the existing body of knowledge by examining the effectiveness of foreign aid. The study is based on data gathered primarily from development partners and donor countries. Indicators such as mortality rate, tuberculosis and access to sanitation facilities were used to test the failure or success of foreign aid in Ghana and Ivory Coast. Corruption perceptions from both countries were also analyzed to find the collation between corruption in African countries and the effectiveness of aid.

Keywords

Africa; Aid; Developing countries; Economic assistance; Effect of aid; Foreign aid; Ghana; Health; Ivory Coast

Disciplines

African Studies | International Relations | Political Science | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

Language

English


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