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Economics: Foreign Aid: Sub-Saharan Africa
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Foreign aid to Sub-Saharan Africa takes a variety of forms, from financing of structural adjustment and debt repayment programs to capacity building of governmental institutions, support to social service sectors, direct project support, and humanitarian assistance associated with conflict and natural disasters. Women may be explicitly targeted for support, as…

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Hammond, Laura, “Economics: Foreign Aid: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0231d>
First published online: 2009

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