Aid empowers bureaucracies, promotes statism, and weakens government incentives to boost tax revenues through growth. Economic assets are often kept in the hands of the state, leading to monopolies, stagnation and extortion. All of this hurts entrepreneurs, who have the potential to create wealth and promote governmental accountability.
The history of Western economic and political advancement illustrates that it is the economic strength of citizens — not governments — that gives rise to checks and balances
This seems a plausible theory, but I’ve yet to see any evidence for the claim that aid reduces the accountability of governments. If anything there seems to be a modest positive correlation between aid and government taxation (that is, governments that receive more aid also tend to tax their citizens more – though perhaps taxes would be even higher without the aid). And I’ve never seen any proper analysis of whether accountability goes up in proportion to taxes or whether there is a threshold (are Denmark and Sweden more accountable than the UK and France because they have a higher tax rate?).
I also observe that many of the most active political movements draw their strength from people who pay relatively little tax, such as students.
So my take is: maybe. Show us the numbers.