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Gesture politics or real commitment? Gender inequality and the allocation of aid

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  • Dreher, Axel
  • Gehring, Kai
  • Klasen, Stephan

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Donors of foreign aid increasingly claim to consider gender inequality in the recipient countries to be a serious concern. While aid specifically to promote gender equality receives only a tiny share of aid budgets, allocations to education, health, and c

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2013/079.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2013-079

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Keywords: aid allocation; gender inequality; sector-specific aid;

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