The progressivity and regressivity of aid to the social sectors

Baulch, R and Tam, L 2013, The progressivity and regressivity of aid to the social sectors, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland


Document type: Commissioned Reports
Collection: Commissioned Reports

Title of report The progressivity and regressivity of aid to the social sectors
Author(s) Baulch, R
Tam, L
Year of publication 2013
Publisher UNU-WIDER
Place of publication Helsinki, Finland
ISBN 9789292306526
Subjects Economic Development and Growth
Abstract/Summary This paper analyses the distribution of total aid and aid to the social sectors between 2009 and 2011. Its key findings are four-fold. First, despite the stated objectives of donors, total aid disbursements are broadly neutral, favouring neither the most deprived nor relatively well-off countries. Second, the pattern of social sector aid disbursements follows those for total aid. Third, the aid allocation patterns of bilateral and multilateral donors differ, with multilateral donors generally being more focused on the poorest countries. Finally, the distribution of aid for health and population is more progressive than that for education or other social sectors.
Commissioning body United Nations University- World Institute of Development Economics Research
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 5 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 31 Jan 2019, 11:26:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us