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The Changing Structure of Swedish Foreign Aid

Arne Bigsten (), Ann-Sofie Isaksson () and Sven Tengstam ()

No 651, Working Papers in Economics from University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics

Abstract: The study investigates how the composition and character of aid of Swedish aid has changed over time, and what effects these changes have had for the potential to realize key aspects of the Paris agenda such as ownership, alignment, harmonisation, and accountability and the ability to deliver aid efficiently. We analyse the changes in Swedish aid flows since 1990 and compare with changes in the global pattern in terms of purpose, country allocation, channels, and modalities. We discuss how these changes are likely to have affected the efficiency of Sweden as a donor. We conclude with a discussion about the future direction of Swedish aid.

Keywords: Foreign aid; Sweden; Paris agenda; aid effectiveness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F35 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2016-03
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