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Evaluation of the Impact of USAID Democracy and Governance Programming

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Title: Evaluation of the Impact of USAID Democracy and Governance Programming
Creators: Paxton, Pamela
Keywords: foreign aid
human rights
democratization
USAID
United States Agency for International Development
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: Until recently, USAID aid to promote democracy and good governance had not been adequately evaluated. Two years ago, Paxton and Rumi Morishima undertook just such an evaluation. Previous studies had not found a link between foreign aid and democratization or human rights. They found that USAID support has a significant impact on democracy, over and above the normal dynamics of the country and controlling for selection bias.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/29413
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