Contests, Ngos, and Decentralizing Aid

12 Pages Posted: 8 May 2006

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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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Abstract

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

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Epstein, Gil S. and Gang, Ira N., Contests, Ngos, and Decentralizing Aid. Review of Development Economics, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 285-296, May 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=898042 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9361.2006.00318.x

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