Who Receives Australian Aid, and Why?

Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 6

36 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2011 Last revised: 19 Jul 2012

Satish Chand

University of New South Wales (UNSW); Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre

Date Written: June 1, 2011

Abstract

The bulk of official development assistance (ODA) from Australia is provided to Asia and Oceania. Indonesia and Papua New Guinea together account for nearly a quarter of the total. Physical proximity to Canberra and large receipts of bilateral aid from the United States is a significant determinant of who receives this aid. The level of poverty is (statistically) a significant determinant of aid allocated by Canberra only after recipients have been chosen.

Keywords: Official Development Assistance, Aid, Australia, Poverty

JEL Classification: O18, O19, O20

Suggested Citation

Chand, Satish, Who Receives Australian Aid, and Why? (June 1, 2011). Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 6. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1919297 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1919297

Satish Chand (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre

7 Liversidge Street (Bld 70)
Lennox Crossing
Canberra, 0200
Australia

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