Policy Article

Are "New" Donors Different?


  • Dreher
  • A.
  • Nunnenkamp
  • P.
  • Thiele
  • R.
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Comparing the aid allocation of major DAC donors with those of newly emerging donors, we find: (1)On average, new donors care less for recipient need; (2)new and old donors alike disregard merit by not takiing the level of corruption in recipient countries into account; (3) concerns that commercial self interest distorts the allocation of aid seem to be overblown for both groups.

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Key Words

  • aid allocation
  • DAC donors
  • non-DAC donors