Working Paper

Assessing the Allocation of Aid: Developmental Concerns and the Self-Interest of Donors


  • Canavire
  • G.
  • Nunnenkamp
  • P.
  • Thiele
  • R.
  • Triveño
  • L.
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In this paper, we perform a Tobit analysis of aid allocation, covering the period 1999- 2002 and accounting for both altruistic and selfish donor motives. It turns out that poorer countries get clearly more aid from both bilateral and multilateral donors.

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JEL Classification
C24, F35

Key Words

  • donor motives
  • foreign aid allocation
  • Tobit analysis