Demonstrating empirically the Aid Effectiveness Principles' global impact on development is a challenge. But according to Rachel M. Gisselquist, Patricia Justino, and Andrea Vaccaro, the value of these principles lies in mobilising support for normative commitments such as establishing effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions
States with fragile state health systems have been commended for effective responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. But if we take into account factors such as favourable climate and the age structure of the population, the Covid-19 impact is, in fact, greater on states with weak institutions, explain Rachel M. Gisselquist and Andrea Vaccaro
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford / Visiting Researcher, World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki
Prior to his current role, Andrea was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Insubria and taught a master’s level course in Theories and Policies of Economic Development at the Sapienza University of Rome.
Andrea's research work lies at the crossroads between comparative politics and international development.
He has recently studied in particular the links between the state, political regimes, and development outcomes, as well as measurement, foreign aid, and pandemic policies.
His research has been published in various internationally recognised academic journals such as European Political Science, Italian Political Science Review, Journal of International Development, and Quality and Quantity.
Andrea received his PhD from the Sapienza University of Rome, with a dissertation entitled ‘On the Measurement of State Capacity: Quantitative Questions and Conceptual Considerations’.