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On the Channel and Type of Aid: The Case of International Disaster Assistance

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  • Paul A. Raschky
  • Manijeh Schwindt

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The aim of this paper is to determine the drivers of a donor’s decision on the composition of aid. We apply a dataset on international post-disaster assistance between 2000 and 2007 that includes information on the channel (bilateral vs. multilateral) and type (cash vs. in-kind) of each aid flow. Our results suggest that the choice of the channel and type of disaster assistance is mainly determined by strategic interests and transaction costs. Moreover, we find differences in the allocation behavior of OECD and non-OECD countries.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 06-10.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2010-06

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Keywords: Foreign aid; natural disasters; bilateral vs. multilateral; type of aid;

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  1. Fuchs, Andreas & Klann, Nils-Hendrik, 2013. "Emergency Aid 2.0," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79898, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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  4. Bain, Robert & Luyendijk, Rolf & Bartram, Jamie, 2013. "Universal access to drinking water: the role of aid," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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