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Donor Aid - The Determinants of Development Allocations to Third World Countries

A Comparative Analysis


Louis M. Imbeau

This fascinating study on international development aid addresses a central, yet too often neglected question: what does account for the variation in commitments to economic aid across the OECD donors? Building on a theoretical framework derived from «bounded rationality», Louis M. Imbeau elaborates a number of competing explanations and proceeds to test them on data collected for 17 OECD donors over the period 1966-1981. In so doing, this book makes a significant contribution to an interesting body of literature.
Contents: Formulation and operationalization of an explanatory model of donor aid - Empirical test of the instrumental, humanitarian, ideological, and incremental explanations - Full documentation on donor party ideology (1961-1981) and diplomatic representation of LDC's - Bibliography - Preface by Robert D. McKinlay.