Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/85070
Authors: 
Kim, Youngwan
Nunnenkamp, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1878
Abstract: 
Apart from altruistic reasons, NGOs may engage in developing countries under conditions of conflict and war in order to secure funding and survive in the 'market' of humanitarian relief and development assistance. Applying a difference-in-difference-in-differences approach, we analyze empirically whether the presence of US-based NGOs in Afghanistan and Iraq improved their chances of external funding. We find that NGOs being active in Afghanistan tended to benefit from easier access to official sources of funding after the US intervention, compared to NGOs staying away. Nevertheless, there is no compelling evidence that it pays for NGOs to engage where the United States intervenes militarily.
Subjects: 
NGOs
official funding
private donations
Afghanistan
Iraq
JEL: 
L31
F35
F51
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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