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dc.contributor.authorMavrotas, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorVillanger, Espenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:42:34Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:42:34Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291907758en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52875-
dc.description.abstractThe paper builds on recent empirical evidence on the importance of strategic donor behaviour in aid allocation in order to develop a theoretical model where donor pressure on a recipient for influencing the aid disbursement of a multilateral institution is endogenously determined. Our game-theoretic, multi-agent model with one aid recipient, two bilateral donors and one multilateral institution illustrates the advantage of putting pressure on the recipient as an instrument for foreign policy, as seen from the mighty donor’s point of view. The model shows how this strategic donor behaviour is damaging to the aid-recipient; we also show that other donors not sharing foreign policy goals similar to the strategic, influential donors will, in fact, reduce their aid contributions to the multilateral organizations. This may obviously have profound implications for the volume of total aid flows and may crucially undermine current efforts to substantially increase ODA to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Our paper also contributes to the common debate on foreign aid by presenting a rigorous model that explains the coexistence of both multilateral aid organizations and bilateral aid programmes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2006/02en_US
dc.subject.jelF35en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordforeign aiden_US
dc.subject.keywordstrategic donor behaviouren_US
dc.subject.keywordmultilateral aid agenciesen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungshilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwGeberländeren_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsorganisationen_US
dc.subject.stwMillennium Development Goalsen_US
dc.titleMultilateral aid agencies and strategic donor behaviouren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn509148921en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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