This paper examines the determinants of USAID’s foreign aid disbursements from 2002-2016. Three noteworthy findings emerge. First, USAID foreign aid is based more on political considerations rather than the policies of recipient countries. Second, foreign aid is determined by location and political history. Third, this pattern emerges across all categories of USAID disbursements.
Moser, Austin J., "Determinants of USAID Spending" (2018). Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development to Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development—Student Research. 34.
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