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Who receives Australian aid, and why?

Vol: 
DP 6
Author name: 
Chand, S
Year: 
2011
Month: 
June
Abstract: 

The bulk of official development assistance (ODA) from Australia is provided to Asia and Oceania. Indonesia and Papua New Guinea together account for nearly a quarter of the total. Physical proximity to Canberra and large receipts of bilateral aid from the United States is a significant determinant of who receives this aid. The level of poverty is (statistically) a significant determinant of aid allocated by Canberra only after recipients have been chosen.

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