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Child Mortality: Is Aid Fungibility in Pro-Poor Expenditure Sectors Decisive?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2007 (English)In: Review of World Economics, ISSN 1610-2878, E-ISSN 1610-2886, Vol. 143, no 4, 673-693 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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If development assistance targeted at specific sectors is not used as intended, aid is said to be fungible. Using country-specific estimates of the degree of aid fungibility in "pro-poor" government expenditure sectors, I assess the effect on child mortality. Results indicate that fungibility within these sectors does not help to explain differences in mortality. However, when separating the sample into democracies and non-democracies, results suggest that pro-poor expenditures influence mortality in non-democracies only and that aid treated as fungible tends to be used efficiently in democracies.

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2007. Vol. 143, no 4, 673-693 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-141264DOI: 10.1007/s10290-007-0127-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-141264DiVA: diva2:385325
Available from: 2011-01-11 Created: 2011-01-11 Last updated: 2011-02-02Bibliographically approved

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