Policy Article

Sectoral Aid Priorities and the MDGs: Missed Targets?


  • Nunnenkamp
  • P.
  • Dreher
  • A.
  • Thiele
  • R.
Publication Date

A needs-based targeting of aid in priority sectors such as health and education should have an important say on whether donors help achieving the MDGs. Hence, in addition to the usual ranking of donors according to their overall “generosity”, the structure of aid portfolios offers interesting insights as to whether aid has been prioritized in line with the MDGs.

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JEL Classification
F35, O11, O19

Key Words

  • aid allocation
  • Millennium Development Goals