Macroeconomic Determinants of Exit from Aid-Dependence
This paper analyses macroeconomic aspects of exit from aid-dependence. By ‘exit from aid’, we mean substantial and enduring decline over time in Official Development Assistance (ODA) as a share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The relevant macroeconomic variables are identified by systematically comparing two groups of countries. These are countries that initially had similar and very high degrees of dependence on international aid but followed dramatically different trajectories of aid-dependence afterwards.