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Vinnare och förlorare på biståndsarenan?: En analys av EU:s biståndsflöden
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aid effectiveness is a reoccuring theme in the social sciences. Maybe rightfully so, as development is slow in many parts of the developing world. Core literature on the matter seems to suggest that aid effectiveness is contingent on recipients’ level of corruption. Assuming this to be true, I examine the EU’s disbursements of Official Development Assistance over the past decade by running regressions: is there a relationship between the level of aid received, and a country’s level of corruption? As the EU is one of the largest donors of foreign aid globally, and has the power to shape the global foreign aid agenda, this question puts to the test whether the EU is leading the way, or rather is an obstacle in front. My findings suggest that corruption is not a determinant for aid. The EU thus fails to provide the much needed incentive for reforming political structures and fighting corruption in the developing countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
EU, European Union, Foreign Aid, Selectivity, Corruption, Governance, ODA, Official Development Aid, utvecklingsbistånd, korruption, biståndsflöden, bistånd, selektivitet
Keyword [sv]
Bistånd, biståndsflöden, selektivitet, korruption
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34810OAI: diva2:722579
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-06-09 Created: 2014-06-09 Last updated: 2014-06-09Bibliographically approved

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