What’s aid got to do with it?

Sub-Saharan Africa has received more official development (ODA) assistance than any other region in the world. What has that meant for its development? Not all that much, it seems.

The first figure below shows that ODA to Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly higher than the regions of South and East Asia.

Per capita ODA received (current US$)

The following figure compares (crudely) change in living standards in the three regions since 1980.

GDP per capita, PPP (current international US$)

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The figures are from the World Bank: Figure 1, Figure 2.

WordPress wouldn’t let me embed the graphs into this post, so I had to use images.

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