Contests, Ngos and Decentralizing Aid

23 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2005

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Gil S. Epstein

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University College London - CReAM - Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Ira N. Gang

Rutgers University - Economics Department; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Date Written: August 2005

Abstract

International donors usually have particular goals they want to achieve with their foreign aid, for example, poverty alleviation. In the international aid story lobbying by potential recipient groups attempting to capture the donor's support play a potentially important role for nongovernmental organizations. We model this situation as a hierarchical contest and compare the implications of a centralized allocation process with a decentralized allocation process with nongovernmental organizations as intermediaries.

Keywords: Contests, NGOs, aid

JEL Classification: F35, D72

Suggested Citation

Epstein, Gil S. and Gang, Ira N., Contests, Ngos and Decentralizing Aid (August 2005). IZA Discussion Paper No. 1711. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=783725

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