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The Spanish pattern of aid giving


Tezanos Vázquez, Sergio (2008) The Spanish pattern of aid giving. [ Working Papers; nº WP04/0, ]


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The geographical allocation of Spanish aid has been little studied, despite the fact that it is
unusually concentrated on middle-income countries. This paper sets out a model of Spanish
ODA policy based on a mixture of recipient needs, donor interests and effectiveness
considerations. Moreover it analyses both the aid-partner selection process and the eventual
aid-quota allocation. The results show that Spain has followed an eclectic pattern of aid
allocation, involving recipient needs, but where self-interest predominates and performance
criteria are absent. The apparently insufficient progressiveness of the Spanish allocation is
due mainly to the influence of the post-colonial links –although these links have
characterized the geographical specialization of all donor countries that were once colonial

Item Type:Working Paper or Technical Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:Official development assistance (ODA), Aid allocation, Geographical specialization, Aid effectiveness, Recipients’ needs, Donor’s interests
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > World economy
Social sciences > Economics > Economic development
Series Name:Working Papers
ID Code:9679
Deposited On:30 Nov 2009 10:22
Last Modified:06 Feb 2014 08:29

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