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dc.contributor.authorKoch, Dirk-Janen_US
dc.contributor.authorDreher, Axelen_US
dc.contributor.authorNunnenkamp, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorThiele, Raineren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-11T15:09:59Z-
dc.date.available2009-12-11T15:09:59Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.pidoi:10.3929/ethz-a-005552303-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/28935-
dc.description.abstractNGOs play an important role in international development cooperation, but the allocation of NGO aid has rarely been mapped, let alone explained. Based on a representative dataset for 61 important NGOs from various OECD countries, we analyze the targeting of NGO aid across a large number of recipient countries by jointly considering major determinants of NGO aid in a multivariate regression framework. While our results show that NGOs are more active in the neediest countries, we reject the hypothesis that NGOs complement official aid through engaging in so-called difficult institutional environments. Rather, they tend to replicate the location choices of official “backdonors.” Moreover, NGOs follow other NGOs so that aid gets clustered. Finally, NGOs select recipient countries with common traits related to religion or colonial history. Taken together, our findings suggest that NGOs keep a low profile rather than distinguishing themselves from other donors and trying to excel under risky conditions.-
dc.format.extent33 S.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZürich KOFen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKOF working papers // Konjunkturforschungsstelle, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich 191en_US
dc.subject.jelO20-
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungskooperationen_US
dc.subject.stwNichtregierungsorganisationen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungshilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.titleKeeping a low profile: What determines the allocation of aid by non-governmental organizations?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn584001886en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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