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Document Type:Latin Dissertation
Language of Document:English
Record Number:55162
Doc. No:TL25116
Call number:‭1462591‬
Main Entry:Jett Thomason
Title & Author:Determinants of bilateral aid to former Soviet Central AsiaJett Thomason
College:Georgetown University
Date:2009
Degree:M.P.P.
student score:2009
Page No:46
Abstract:In the general literature on bilateral aid flows, donors' strategic interests have been found to determine aid amounts. These strategic interests include trade flows, shared cultural and linguistic ties, common ideologies, and geopolitical importance. In the case of Central Asia, the primary strategic interests of donors are energy exports and the geopolitical importance of the region in support of military operations in Afghanistan. I hypothesize that the aid flows to Central Asia will follow general theories of bilateral aid and will be determined by donors' strategic interests. I examine OECD donor aid flows to Central Asian countries from the independence of these new states in 1992 to the most recent year of data, 2006. Donors' strategic interests with regards to the region increase dramatically following September 11th. By examining aid flows before and after this shift, I am able better see how bilateral aid allocation decisions are affected by donor interests. Using random effects time series regression I find that donor interests in the form of OECD export flows to recipient countries are significant in determining aid flows. The importance of this measure does not change with September 11th. However, need of the recipients is also strongly significant. Following September 11th, the importance of need is even more significant than before. I find that while bilateral aid to the region is influenced by strategic interests of the donors, the impact of recipient need is much stronger and significant, especially in the post-September 11th world. This finding leads me to reject the hypothesis that aid to Central Asia is based on donors' strategic interests. It appears that the aid flows are more needs-based. This conclusion indicates that within the general theories of bilateral aid, certain situations or dynamics might cause regional variation in how aid is allocated. At the minimum, it would suggest that further research on Central Asia focuses on determinants of bilateral aid. This finding might also indicate that donors are changing how they determine their aid decisions by taking into account the development needs within a recipient country.
Subject:Social sciences; Bilateral aid; Central Asia; Donor strategic interests; OECD; Recipient need; September 11th; International law; 0616:International law
Added Entry:J. L. Tobin
Added Entry:Georgetown University