“Aid for Trade” Effectiveness? Micro-level Evidence from Nepal

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Title: “Aid for Trade” Effectiveness? Micro-level Evidence from Nepal
Authors: Brazys, SamuelElkink, Johan A.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/12501
Date: 29-Sep-2020
Online since: 2021-09-24T14:38:15Z
Abstract: This paper considers the extent to which the ‘Aid for Trade’ (AfT) initiative has been effective in promoting improved export outcomes at the firm level. Specifically, the paper uses geo-referenced data on AfT projects from the AidData database and firm activity from a survey of nearly 150 exporting firms in Nepal to spatially identify impacts of the projects on export performance. We find qualified evidence that proximity to (more) AfT projects improves export performance but that some projects may be more effective than others. These findings are supplemented by interviews with 21 exporting firms. The results suggest that the research approach could be utilized more broadly in order to draw more generalized conclusions about AfT and firm export performance.
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
Irish Research Council
University College Dublin
Funding Details: College of William & Mary
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer
Journal: The European Journal of Development Research
Copyright (published version): 2020 Springer
Keywords: Aid for tradeExportsGeo-spatial analysisNepalForeign aidTrade
DOI: 10.1057/s41287-020-00296-7
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 0957-8811
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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