On aid and growth--an interview with Sam Jones.

Author:Williamson, Roger

In this interview Sam Jones summarizes the findings of original UNU-WIDER work on the impact of aid on growth. Using data covering longer time frames, the overall picture is that aid amounting to 10% of GDP can, on average, lead to 1% higher GDP.

Drawing on his experience of Mozambique, he reflects on development priorities for the country. Stimulating productivity in the agricultural sector must be a priority, for example by investment in higher productivity seeds and better roads This can stimulate growth in wage employment and contribute to other industries such as agro-processing.

As a younger scholar...

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