This thesis provides an overview on the phenomenon of aid typing, with a special focus on Egyptian case. The study deals with bilateral aid flows of OECD countries, which present over 80% of OSA, as aid tying practices and motives, are more obvious in the case of bilateral aid.

The case study on Egypt provides a summary on aid trend and value. The main conclusions of the thesis are that although it is hard to qualify the exact cost or loss for tying of aid, it is obvious that tying has decreased aid effectiveness in many ways.


Economics Department

Degree Name

MA in Economics

Date of Award


Online Submission Date


First Advisor

Mahmoud Abdel Fadil

Committee Member 1

Mahmoud Abdel Fadil

Committee Member 2

Hala El Ramly

Committee Member 3

Tarek Selim

Document Type



160 leaves :

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Economic assistance

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Economic assistance


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Call Number

Thesis 2006/22



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