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Do poor health conditions lead to higher allocation of development assistance?

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  • Katharina Stepping

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This paper analyzes the targeting of development assistance for health across countries in a multivariate regression framework, based on data from 22 bilateral donors to 160 recipients between 1990 and 2007. Donor characteristics, recipient characteristics and the donor-recipient-relationship are argued to be important determinants. The results show that health indicators influence the average allocation decision, but not to the same degree. HIV prevalence significantly increases aid receipts, while under-five mortality and maternal mortality are insignificant. The quality of the institutional environment in the recipient country, programmatic preferences of the donor and the relationship between donor and recipient also affect the average allocation pattern.

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  • Katharina Stepping, 2012. "Do poor health conditions lead to higher allocation of development assistance?," MAGKS Papers on Economics 201230, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
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    1. Ziesemer, Thomas, 2012. "The impact of development aid on education and health: Survey and new evidence from dynamic models," MERIT Working Papers 057, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).

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    Keywords

    Foreign aid; Assistance; Health; Aid policy; MDGs;

    JEL classification:

    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations

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