Does Ngo Aid Go to the Poor?: Empirical Evidence from Europe

23 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2006

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Gilles Nancy

Universities of Marseille - CEDERS

Boriana Yontcheva

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - IMF Institute

Date Written: February 2006

Abstract

This paper studies the aid allocation of European nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Once population is controlled for, poverty consistently appears as the main worldwide determinant of NGO aid allocation. NGOs do not respond to strategic considerations. Their funding source does not seem to exert a great influence on their aid allocation decision. We also find differences across regions. Militarization and the political nature of the regime of the recipient country affect aid allocation in the Middle East. Life expectancy influences aid allocation in countries in the Western Hemisphere and the Middle East.

Keywords: Official development aid, NGOs

JEL Classification: C25, F35

Suggested Citation

Nancy, Gilles and Yontcheva, Boriana, Does Ngo Aid Go to the Poor?: Empirical Evidence from Europe (February 2006). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-23, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=892930

Gilles Nancy

Universities of Marseille - CEDERS ( email )

14 av Jules Ferry
Aix en Provence cedex, 13621
France

Boriana Yontcheva (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - IMF Institute ( email )

700 19 th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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