The capital needs of developing countries and donor response in the 1980s

Allen, Robert Thomas. (1982). The capital needs of developing countries and donor response in the 1980s Honours Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Allen, Robert Thomas.
Thesis Title The capital needs of developing countries and donor response in the 1980s
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1982
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 112
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
      This study re-opens the issue of the impact of external resources on the growth of developing countries, and, in particular, the controversy surrounding the dual gap model. Renewed “phases” of interest in this model have coincided with periods of pessimism concerning less developed countries' growth prospects or performance. The dual gap model is examined for its theoretical implications concerning the possible impact of foreign capital inflows and the less developed countries' prospects of attaining self-sustaining growth. The empirical issues this model has raised are examined in terms of the estimated magnitudes of the gaps and the question of the negative correlation between aid and domestic savings levels in less developed countries.

      In the 1980s, the two major issues which have arisen out of the empirical work of the 19708 are the more refined arguments concerning the negative aid/savings relationship, and a recognition that despite sustained growth by a large number of developing countries the poorest developing countries have yet to begin. An examination is made of the negative relationship and an attempt is made to test i assertions about the saving behaviour of developing countries and to detect the operation of Basic Needs criteria in donor disbursement policy.

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