The George W. Bush Administration's aid strategy and its impact on development in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author McGarrity, Andrew en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-02T10:55:51Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-02T10:55:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation McGarrity, A. 2010. The George W. Bush Administration's aid strategy and its impact on development in Sub-Saharan Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14607
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-77). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Much of Sub-Saharan Africa economically and democratically lags behind the rest of the world. Many wealthy countries have worked to speed up Africa's development through the use of foreign aid. The George W. Bush Administration utilized aid in their efforts to help eliminate poverty and deepen democracy. They disbursed aid through a novel government agency named the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). This thesis gauges the usefulness of the MCC and measures its impact on economic and democratic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. To provide an assessment of the MCC, I examine the association between foreign aid disbursed by the MCC and resulting economic and democratic development. The conclusions are drawn by employing a quantitative methodology using difference of means analysis and bivariate analysis. The empirical research suggests that aid disbursed through the MCC is producing only slight economic and democratic growth. I conclude the study with a case study that corroborates the empirical findings. This study brings into question the general effectiveness of foreign aid and further suggests that Africa may need another solution to underdevelopment that may go beyond the reach of aid planners. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other International Relations en_ZA
dc.title The George W. Bush Administration's aid strategy and its impact on development in Sub-Saharan Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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