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dc.contributor.authorNunnenkamp, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorÖhler, Hannesen_US
dc.contributor.authorSosa Andrés, Maximilianoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-10T16:54:37Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-10T16:54:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/60333-
dc.description.abstractThe targeting of foreign aid within recipient countries is largely unexplored territory. We help close this gap in empirical research on aid allocation by employing Poisson estimations on the determinants of the World Bank's choice of project locations at the district level in India. The evidence of needs-based location choices is very weak, even though World Bank activities tend to concentrate in relatively remote districts. Spatial lags prove to be significant and positive pointing to regional clustering. Institutional conditions matter insofar as project locations cluster in districts belonging to states with greater openness to trade. We do not find any evidence that location choices are affected by political patronage at the state or district level. However, the World Bank prefers districts where foreign direct investors may benefit from projects related to infrastructure.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel Working Paper 1783en_US
dc.subject.jelF35en_US
dc.subject.jelF53en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAid allocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordWorld Banken_US
dc.subject.keywordIndian districtsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPolitical constituencyen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungshilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsprojekten_US
dc.subject.stwRegionales Clusteren_US
dc.subject.stwStandortfaktoren_US
dc.subject.stwInfrastrukturbedarfen_US
dc.subject.stwDirektinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwPublic Choiceen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.subject.stwIndienen_US
dc.titleNeed, merit, and politics in multilateral aid allocation: A district-level analysis of World Bank projects in Indiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720604745en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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