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Need and the need for favors motivate foreign aid decisions

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Bermuda gets $46,000 a year, while Iraq receives $2.3 billion. What motivates donors to give aid to other countries? Need-and the need for favors.

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  • Howard J. Wall, 2008. "Need and the need for favors motivate foreign aid decisions," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Jul, pages 20-22.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:y:2008:i:jul:p:20-22
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