Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93678
Authors: 
Asiedu, Elizabeth
Nanivazo, Malokele
Nkusu, Mwanza
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/118
Abstract: 
The Mexico City Policy (MCP) prohibits the United States Agency for International Development from providing aid to international non-governmental organizations that provide abortion-related services. This paper employs a panel data of 151 developing countries over the period of 1988 - 2010, to examine the effect of the MCP on the allocation of family planning aid to developing countries. We find that the MCP has a negative and robust effect on family planning aid. We also find that family planning aid to countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is higher than aid to non-SSA countries, and that high fertility rate countries as well as highly populated countries tend to receive more family planning aid.
Subjects: 
family planning
foreign aid
Mexico City Policy
sub-Saharan Africa
JEL: 
F23
D72
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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