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Aid fragmentation and donor transaction costs

  • Anderson, Edward

This paper shows that the fragmentation of bilateral donors’ aid across recipient countries tends to raise their transaction costs. It is estimated that bilateral donors could reduce their transaction costs by US$2.5 billion per year through greater recipient country specialisation.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 799-802

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  1. Knack, Stephen & Rahman, Aminur, 2004. "Donor fragmentation and bureaucratic quality in aid recipients," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3186, The World Bank.
  2. Keith Head & Thierry Mayer & John Ries, 2008. "The erosion of colonial trade linkages after independence," Sciences Po publications 6951, Sciences Po.
  3. KIMURA Hidemi & SAWADA Yasuyuki & MORI Yuko, 2007. "Aid Proliferation and Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis," Discussion papers 07044, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
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