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Thiele, Rainer
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Nunnenkamp, Peter
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Dreher, Axel
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2018-03-07T11:07:49Z
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2017-06-12T17:23:13Z
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2018-03-07T11:07:49Z
dc.date.issued
2006-01
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/124311
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-a-005118351
dc.description.abstract
We analyze the aid portfolio of various bilateral and multilateral donors, testing whether they have prioritised aid in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In doing so, we combine sectorally disaggregated aid data with indicators reflecting the situation of recipient countries regarding the MDGs. Our results show that donors differ not only in terms of their overall generosity and the general poverty orientation of aid, but also in the extent to which their sectoral aid allocation is conducive to achieving more specific MDGs such as all children completing a full course of primary schooling, reducing child and maternal mortality as well as reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS. Overall, while some MDGs, e.g., the fight against HIV/AIDS, have shaped the allocation of aid, the sector-specific results reveal that with respect to other MDGs, most notably primary education, there is a considerable gap between donor rhetoric and actual aid allocation. These results invite the conclusion that the current focus on substantially increasing aid in order to turn the tide in trying to achieve the MDGs misses one important point: Unless the targeting of aid is improved, higher aid will not have the desired effects. Our results suggest that at least part of the blame for missing the MDGs falls on insufficient targeting of aid.
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en
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KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
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http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC-NC/1.0/
dc.subject
Development Aid
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dc.subject
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE + INTERGOVERNMENTAL AID (INTERNATIONAL LAW)
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dc.subject
Aid Allocation
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ENTWICKLUNGSHILFE + ZWISCHENSTAATLICHE HILFE (INTERNATIONALES RECHT)
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dc.subject
MDGs
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dc.title
Sectoral Aid Priorities: Are Donors Really Doing Their Best to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals?
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dc.type
Working Paper
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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
ethz.title.subtitle
are donors really doing their best to achieve the millennium development goals?
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ethz.journal.title
KOF Working Papers
ethz.journal.volume
124
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ethz.size
34 p.
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ethz.code.ddc
3 - Social sciences::330 - Economics
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.
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ethz.identifier.nebis
005118351
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Zürich
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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2017-06-12T17:23:24Z
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ECOL
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ECIT
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eth:28359
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pub:186786
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yes
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Open access
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