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dc.contributor.authorFielding, Daviden_NZ
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dc.date.copyright2008-11-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationFielding, D. (2008). Health Aid and Governance in Developing Countries (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 809). Department of Economics, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1558en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1558
dc.description.abstractDespite anecdotal evidence that the quality of governance in recipient countries affects the allocation of international health aid, there is no quantitative evidence on the magnitude of this effect, or on which dimensions of governance influence donor decisions. We measure health aid flows over 2001-2005 for 87 aid recipients, matching aid data with measures of different dimensions of governance and a range of country-specific economic and health characteristics. Both corruption and political rights, but not civil rights, have a significant impact on aid. The sensitivity of aid to corruption might be explained by a perception that poor institutions make health aid inefficient. However, even when we allow for variations in the level of corruption, political rights still have a significant impact on aid allocation. This suggests that health aid is sometimes used as an incentive to reward political reforms, even though (as we find) such aid is not fungibile.en_NZ
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dc.publisherDepartment of Economics, University of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/research/discussionpapers/index.htmlen_NZ
dc.subjectaiden_NZ
dc.subjectgovernanceen_NZ
dc.subjectHealthen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHC Economic History & Conditionsen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHB Economic Theoryen_NZ
dc.titleHealth Aid and Governance in Developing Countriesen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages24en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-05-18 21:25:08en_NZ
otago.schoolDepartment of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints897en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsEconomicsen_NZ
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