Foreign Aid, Domestic Politics, and Time-to-Development: An Analysis of Subnational Aid Efficacy

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Publication Type poster
School or College College of Sciences
Department Biology
Author Siripong, Minta
Title Foreign Aid, Domestic Politics, and Time-to-Development: An Analysis of Subnational Aid Efficacy
Date 2019
Description Focusing on the understudied causes of variation in domestic aid efficacy, this research studies the politics of sub-national development. While allocation and implementation of aid projects is affected by donor governments, multilateral aid agencies, NGOs, and a wide variety of private actors, the domestic political leaders of recipient countries play a particularly important role. Based on work by Dreher et al. (2016), Bueno de Mesquita et al. (2003), and others, this research develops a theoretical claim for how electoral incentives make office-seeking leaders engineer higher levels of aid effectiveness for the specific constituencies they rely on for political survival. Empirically, this argument is tested with the help of a mixedmethods approach that combines statistical analyses of geocoded sub-national development data with evidence from a comparative case study of Indian states.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject foreign aid efficacy; sub-national development; aid fungibility; domestic politics; office-seeking politicians; partisan alignment; elections; Indian states; geocoded data; World Bank; ANOVA
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Minta Siripong
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6qz6vqq
Setname ir_uw
Date Created 2019-07-30
Date Modified 2019-07-30
ID 1432958
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qz6vqq
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