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The Millennium Development Goals and Aid Allocation: Which donors give high-quality aid?

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  • KASUGA Hidefumi

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This paper evaluates donor performance by using data on aid for 10 sectors that are closely related to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). We utilize the MDGs indicators to measure the recipient's need for aid in each sector and investigate whether donors designate aid for specific sectors in the countries that need it most. Our results suggest that the majority of donors are selective in all the sectors. Not only the Nordic countries but also other large donors are selective and have a clear tendency to allocate more assistance to poor countries.

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Paper provided by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) in its series Discussion papers with number 07050.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2007
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Handle: RePEc:eti:dpaper:07050

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Cited by:
  1. Nicolas Van de Sijpe, 2010. "Is foreign aid fungible? Evidence from the education and health sectors," CSAE Working Paper Series 2010-38, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
  2. SAWADA Yasuyuki & YAMADA Hiroyuki & KUROSAKI Takashi, 2008. "Is Aid Allocation Consistent with Global Poverty Reduction?: A Cross-donor comparison (Japanese)," Discussion Papers (Japanese) 08065, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

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