This paper is an attempt to assess the broadly confirmed self-interested mood that drives donor States in allocating aid to poor countries. It specifically argues that Official Development Aid (ODA) makes African people move from their poor contexts to more wealthy ones with which donor countries expect to have more profitable relations. This reasoning leads to wonder whether the more ODA a poor country receives, the more its migration outflows. In this vein, on the one hand, this paper makes an inquiry on the self-interested mood commonly attributed to ODA policies (I). On the other, it performs an empirical assessment on Sub Saharan African countries -considered as crucial cases for ODA- using an OLS analysis in order to control whether ODA can be considered as one of the determinants of migrations (II)
Key words: Foreign aid, official development Aid, sub Saharan African.
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