Do Foreign Aid Donors Reward Recipients for Improving Gender Outcomes?

13 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019

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Daniel L. Hicks

University of Oklahoma - Department of Economics

Beatriz Maldonado

College of Charleston - Department of Economics; College of Charleston - International and Intercultural Studies Program

Date Written: Jan 1, 2019

Abstract

We investigate whether developing nations are rewarded by donor countries and multilateral aid organizations for improving women’s outcomes. If donors reallocate accordingly, their decisions could incentivize developing countries to improve gender outcomes on their own. Using dyadic aid flows over the period 1991-2010, we document that improvements in women’s political rights and participation as well as economic participation are associated with increases in bilateral aid receipts. Despite their stated emphasis on women, we do not observe similar reallocations in aid by many multilateral organizations in response to gender outcomes.

Keywords: foreign aid, gender

JEL Classification: F35, J16, 011

Suggested Citation

Hicks, Daniel Lee and Maldonado, Beatriz, Do Foreign Aid Donors Reward Recipients for Improving Gender Outcomes? (Jan 1, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3397078 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3397078

Daniel Lee Hicks (Contact Author)

University of Oklahoma - Department of Economics ( email )

729 Elm Avenue
Norman, OK 73019-2103
United States

Beatriz Maldonado

College of Charleston - Department of Economics ( email )

66 George St.
Charleston, SC South Carolina 29424
United States

College of Charleston - International and Intercultural Studies Program ( email )

66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
United States

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