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Does Aid Contribute to Sustainable Development Goals? Empirical Evidence from a Donor Comparison

Textbook 2017 95 Pages

Economics - Finance

Summary

No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health, Well-being and Quality Education – these are the first priorities of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were launched jointly by all UN Member States on January 1, 2016. The agenda of this agreement contains 17 main goals with a total of 169 targets and is dedicated to improving global living conditions and to address issues of environmental and economical sustainability with a planning horizon through to 2030. Development assistance from economically advanced countries, also referred to as aid, is one of the major means to provide financing for countries with less developed economies that face severe social problems, and which often cannot handle these problems alone.
Previous studies have shown, however, that aid is ineffective and recommend comprehensive restructuring of the common aid practices. Investigations that analyse the pattern of aid flows find, moreover, that granting aid to certain recipient countries cannot only be explained by altruistic motives. They show that several strategic or non-strategic reasons have a high explanatory power for individual donor aid allocation.
Against this background, the present study explores aid effectiveness of distinct bilateral donors. This is achieved by a large-scale panel data analysis applying per-capita economic growth, infant mortality and primary growth as indicators for measuring the contribution of aid to achieving the different SDGs.

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Pages
95
Type of Edition
Erstausgabe
Year
2017
ISBN (eBook)
9783960677161
ISBN (Book)
9783960672166
File size
6.8 MB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v380645
Institution / College
Justus-Liebig-University Giessen
Grade
1,0
Tags
Aid Effectiveness Bilateral donors Bilateral aid Economy Economical sustainability Environmental sustainability Developing country Large-scale panel data analysis Economic growth Infant mortality Primary growth Globalization Sustainable Development Goals

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Title: Does Aid Contribute to Sustainable Development Goals? Empirical Evidence from a Donor Comparison