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Need, merit or self-interest – what determines the allocation of aid?

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Previous studies into aid allocation have concluded that foreign aid is allocated not only according to development needs but also according to donor self-interest. We revisit this topic and allow for donor as well as recipient specific effects in our analysis. Our results indicate that roughly half of the predicted value of aid is determined by donor specific effects. Of the remaining variation, recipient need accounts for 36 percent and donor self-interest for about 16 percent. This suggest...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
Role:
Author
Series:
CSAE working paper series
Place of publication:
http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/workingpapers/main-wps.html
Publication date:
2008-01-01
Language:
English
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uuid:632c1433-a25f-4b25-abcb-f24d94246643
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ora:2546
Deposit date:
2009-01-23

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