Who Receives Australian Aid, and Why?
Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 6
36 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2011 Last revised: 19 Jul 2012
Date Written: June 1, 2011
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
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