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Instrumental Philanthropy: Trade and the Geographical Distribution of Foreign Aid

by Aseem Prakash; Christian Breunig; Erik Lundsgaarde

Nov 17, 2006

'Trade,' not 'aid' has long been a catchphrase in international development discourse. Using dataset that covers development assistance flows from 22 donor countries to 187 aid recipient s form 1980 to 2002, this analysis evaluates whether the trade, not aid logic has in practice driven bilateral aid allocation decisions.