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The Changing Structure of Swedish Foreign Aid

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  • Bigsten, Arne

    () (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

  • Isaksson, Ann-Sofie

    () (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

  • Tengstam, Sven

    () (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

Abstract

The study investigates how the composition and character of aid of Swedish aid has changed over time, and what effects these changes have had for the potential to realize key aspects of the Paris agenda such as ownership, alignment, harmonisation, and accountability and the ability to deliver aid efficiently. We analyse the changes in Swedish aid flows since 1990 and compare with changes in the global pattern in terms of purpose, country allocation, channels, and modalities. We discuss how these changes are likely to have affected the efficiency of Sweden as a donor. We conclude with a discussion about the future direction of Swedish aid.

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  • Bigsten, Arne & Isaksson, Ann-Sofie & Tengstam, Sven, 2016. "The Changing Structure of Swedish Foreign Aid," Working Papers in Economics 651, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0651
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    1. Rune Jansen Hagen, 2018. "Losing concentration? Lessons from a Swedish aid policy reform," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 36(S2), pages 984-1003, September.

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    Keywords

    Foreign aid; Sweden; Paris agenda; aid effectiveness;

    JEL classification:

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

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