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Aid with multiple personalities (English)

The existing research on foreign aid offers inconclusive evidence on the factors that make aid effective. In this paper, the authors test the hypothesis that the success of foreign aid depends on the fragmentation of donors. ... See More +

Working Paper 45249 AUG 01, 2008

Djankov, Simeon; Montalvo, Jose G.; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 22 (1) (English)

This issue includes the following: post conflict transition: an overview, by Ibrahim Ahmed Elbadawi. Short-and long-term effects of United Nations peace operations, by Nicholas Sambanis. ... See More +

Publication 51345 JAN 01, 2008

Elbadawi, Ibrahim Ahmed; Sambanis, Nicholas; Keefer, Philip; Chen, Siyan; Loayza, Norman V.; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Adam, Christopher; Collier, Paul;; Davies, Victor A.B.; Kaltani, Linda; Schmidt-Hebbel, Klaus; Filmer, Deon; Glewwe, Paul; Dang, Hai-Anh Hoang; Disclosed

Aftermath of civil war (English)

Using an event-study methodology, the article analyzes the aftermath of civil war in a cross-section of countries. It focuses on cases where the end of conflict marks the beginning of relatively lasting peace. ... See More +

Journal Article 77560 JAN 01, 2008

Chen, Siyan; Loayza, Norman V.; Reynal-Querol, Mart Disclosed

The curse of aid (English)

Foreign aid provides a windfall of resources to recipient countries and may result in the same rent seeking behavior as documented in the 'curse of natural resources' literature. ... See More +

Working Paper 45254 DEC 01, 2007

Djankov, Simeon; Montalvo, Jose G; Reynal-Querol, Marta Disclosed

The causes of civil war (English)

The dominant hypothesis in the literature that studies conflict is that poverty is the main cause of civil wars. The authors instead analyze the effect of institutions on civil war, controlling for income per capita. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4254 JUN 01, 2007

Djankov, Simeon; Reynal-Querol, Marta Disclosed

Ethnic polarization and the duration of civil wars (English)

The authors analyze the relationship between ethnic polarization and the duration of civil wars. Several recent papers have argued that the uncertainty about the relative power of the contenders in a war will tend to increase its duration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4192 APR 01, 2007

Montalvo, Jose G.; Reynal-Querol, Marta Disclosed

The aftermath of civil war (English)

Using an "event-study" methodology, this paper analyzes the aftermath of civil war in a cross-section of countries. It focuses on those experiences where the end of conflict marks the beginning of a relatively lasting peace. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4190 APR 01, 2007

Chen, Siyan; Loayza, Norman V.; Reynal-Querol, Marta Disclosed

Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy (English)

Civil war conflict is a core development issue. The existence of civil war can dramatically slow a country's development process, especially in low-income countries, which are more vulnerable to civil war conflict. ... See More +

Publication 26121 MAY 31, 2003

Collier, Paul; Elliott, V. L.; Hegre, Havard; Hoeffler, Anke; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Sambanis, Nicholas Spanish

Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy : Guerra civil y politicas de desarrollo (Spanish)

Civil war conflict is a core development issue. The existence of civil war can dramatically slow a country's development process, especially in low-income countries, which are more vulnerable to civil war conflict. ... See More +

Publication 26121 JAN 01, 2003

Collier, Paul; Elliott, V. L.; Hegre, Havard; Hoeffler, Anke; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Sambanis, Nicholas English Disclosed

Breaking the conflict trap : civil war and development policy (English)

Most wars are now civil wars. Even though international wars attract enormous global attention, they have become infrequent and brief. Civil wars usually attract less attention, but they have become increasingly common and typically go on for years. ... See More +

Publication 56793 JAN 01, 2003

Collier, Paul; Elliott, V. L.; Hegre, Havard; Hoeffler, Anke; Reynal-Querol, Marta; Sambanis, Nicholas Disclosed