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The Political Economy of Complex Humanitarian Emergencies : Lessons from El Salvador

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  • Pastor, M
  • Boyce, J-K

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This paper develops and tests five hypotheses regarding the economic causes of complex humanitarian emergencies (CHEs). The civil wars of the 1980s in the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua provide evidence in support of each of these hypotheses.

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  • Pastor, M & Boyce, J-K, 1997. "The Political Economy of Complex Humanitarian Emergencies : Lessons from El Salvador," Research Paper 131, World Institute for Development Economics Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wodeec:131
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    Keywords

    FOREIGN AID ; EL SALVADOR;

    JEL classification:

    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid

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