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The Pattern of Aid Giving

The Impact of Good Governance on Development Assistance

By Eric Neumayer

Routledge – 2007 – 132 pages

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Description

Practically all donor countries that give aid claim to do so on the basis on the recipient's good governance, but do these claims have a real impact on the allocation of aid? Are democratic, human rights-respecting, countries with low levels of corruption and military expenditures actually likely to receive more aid than other countries?

Using econometric analysis, the author examines the factors that really determine the patterns of aid giving. The author analyses such examples as:

* aggregate aid flows

* aid from multilateral organisations such as the EU and the UN

* aid from bilateral donors such as Germany, Japan, the US as well as Arab donors.

This concise, well argued and well researched book will be a great read for students, academics and policy-makers involved in development studies, economics and international relations.

Reviews

'Eric Neumayer's book is an important contribution to the current debate about development assistance and the motivation of aid donors, and it deserves to be read by academics and policy makers alike.' - Development and Change, January 2004

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Good Governance and its Relation to Aid 3. Overview of Existing Studies 4. Research Design 5. Aggregate Aid, Western Bilateral and Multilateral Aid 6. The Arab Donors 7. Analysis and Discussion of Results 8. Testing the Robustness of Results 9. Conclusions

Author Bio

Eric Neumayer is Lecturer in Environment and Development at the London School of Economics, UK.

Name: The Pattern of Aid Giving: The Impact of Good Governance on Development Assistance (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Eric Neumayer. Practically all donor countries that give aid claim to do so on the basis on the recipient's good governance, but do these claims have a real impact on the allocation of aid? Are democratic, human rights-respecting, countries with low levels of...
Categories: Development Studies, International Economics, Development Economics