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The progressivity and regressivity of aid to the social sectors

  • Baulch, Bob
  • Tam, Le Vi An
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    This paper analyses the distribution of total aid and aid to the social sectors between 2009 and 2011. Its key findings are four-fold. First, despite the stated objectives of donors, total aid disbursements are broadly neutral, favouring neither the most

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    Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2013/075.

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    Date of creation: 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2013-075
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    6. Axel Dreher & Andreas Fuchs, 2011. "Does terror increase aid?," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 149(3), pages 337-363, December.
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