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Effective Development Aid: Selectivity, Proliferation and Fragmentation, and the Growth Impact of Development Assistance

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  • Kihara, Takashi

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    This paper examines several indicators of effective development aid, focusing on the contributions of major bilateral donors. The empirical analyses of selectivity for effective aid delivery revealed that, taking a long-term and regional perspective, some major donors including Japan have been as selective in delivering their aid as some countries well-known for their selective aid delivery, such as Denmark. Japan has provided higher aid for the countries with better policy and governance, and higher grant aid for the countries with lower income, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 342.

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    Length: 70 pages
    Date of creation: 01 Feb 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0342

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    Keywords: development aid; official development assistance; donor proliferation; aid fragmentation;

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    1. Arnab Acharya & Ana Teresa Fuzzo de Lima & Mick Moore, 2006. "Proliferation and fragmentation: Transactions costs and the value of aid," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(1), pages 1-21.
    2. David E. Bloom & David Canning, 2004. "Global demographic change : dimensions and economic significance," Proceedings - Economic Policy Symposium - Jackson Hole, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, issue Aug, pages 9-56.
    3. Burnside, Craig & Dollar, David, 1997. "Aid, policies, and growth," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1777, The World Bank.
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