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Governance and foreign aid in Pacific Island countries

  • Azmat Gani

    (School of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands)

This paper examines the relationship between indicators of governance and per capita foreign aid in a cross-section of seven PICs. Controlling for poor economic growth, foreign exchange shortage and small size, a fixed-effects model correcting for AR (1) errors is tested for the period 1996-2004 that incorporates five measures of governance. The findings here confirm that voice and accountability, rule of law and corruption are negatively correlated with per capita foreign aid. However, regulatory quality and government effectiveness are positively associated with per capita foreign aid. Some policy implications are drawn. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 21 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 112-125

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