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Comparing Taiwan's foreign aid to Japan, South Korea and DAC


  • Joel Atkinson


Taiwan has been all but left out of comparative studies of foreign aid donors. This article places Taiwan's aid program in context, through a comparison with its East Asian neighbors – Japan and Korea – and the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors as group. It finds that while Taiwan differs from Japan and Korea in key respects, there are also notable similarities between the three in relation to other DAC donors.

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  • Joel Atkinson, 2017. "Comparing Taiwan's foreign aid to Japan, South Korea and DAC," Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(2), pages 253-272, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:rjapxx:v:22:y:2017:i:2:p:253-272
    DOI: 10.1080/13547860.2016.1245926

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