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The international foreign aid regime: who gets foreign aid and how much?

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  • Tanweer Akram

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This paper analyses the data on international foreign aid. It examines the basic data on who gets foreign aid, how much, how aid dependent are the recipient countries, and how the international foreign aid regime has evolved. It is argued that the pattern of the flow of foreign aid suggests that aid provided has little relationship to human needs in developing and transitional countries.

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  • Tanweer Akram, 2003. "The international foreign aid regime: who gets foreign aid and how much?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(11), pages 1351-1356.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:35:y:2003:i:11:p:1351-1356
    DOI: 10.1080/0003684032000100337
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    1. Anke Hoeffler & Verity Outram, 2008. "Need, Merit or Self-Interest - What Determines the Allocation of Aid?," Economics Series Working Papers CSAE WPS/2008-19, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
    2. Matthew J. Salois, 2012. "Biases in the distribution of bilateral aid: a regional decomposition analysis," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(2), pages 203-206, February.
    3. Szent-Ivanyi, Balazs, 2007. "State Fragility and International Development Cooperation," WIDER Working Paper Series 029, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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