Socio-political instability and the allocation of international aid by donors
This paper investigates empirically how three types of socio-political instability—elite, violent, and social—influence international aid allocation by donors. The results indicate that aid allocation depends on the type of instability (the effect of violent and elite instability is positive, whereas social instability has a negative influence), characteristics of recipient countries (whether the recipient country is a low-income country or an oil exporter), and the kind of aid received (bilateral or multilateral).
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