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NGOs in the Aid Community: Do Funding Source or Economic Conditioning Matter to Decisions of Country Involvement?

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  • Suzanne McCoskey

    (United States Naval Academy)

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As the importance of NGOs is in the aid process increases, this research asks whether NGOs respond to criteria similar to the proposed economic factors important in the conditional aid literature. Data from US-based NGOs, specifically, is used to ask whether country involvement varies based on funding source (receiving versus not receiving US government contracts and grants) and economic criteria. Results indicate that NGOs overall do respond to low per capita incomes. NGOs receiving government funding are more “region neutral” while non- government funded NGOs tend to become involved with countries with higher levels of government consumption. Finally, while government funded NGOs are neutral to increases in population, the number of non- government funded NGOs increases with population.

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  • Suzanne McCoskey, 2005. "NGOs in the Aid Community: Do Funding Source or Economic Conditioning Matter to Decisions of Country Involvement?," Development and Comp Systems 0508004, EconWPA.
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    1. Peter Nunnenkamp & Hannes Öhler, 2012. "Funding, Competition and the Efficiency of NGOs : An Empirical Analysis of Non‐charitable Expenditure of US NGOs Engaged in Foreign Aid," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 65(1), pages 81-110, February.
    2. Peter Nunnenkamp & Hannes Öhler & Tillmann Schwörer, 2011. "US based NGOs in International Development Cooperation: Survival of the Fittest?," DEGIT Conference Papers c016_046, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
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    4. Peter Nunnenkamp & Hannes Öhler & Tillmann Schwörer, 2011. "US based NGOs in International Development Cooperation: Survival of the Fittest?," DEGIT Conference Papers c016_046, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.

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    NGOs; foreign aid;

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    • O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
    • P - Economic Systems

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