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Fungibility and the impact of development assistance

evidence from Vietnams health sector

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        PublishersWorld Bank
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        LC Classifications2008
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        Paginationxvi, 114 p. :
        Number of Pages70
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        2Policy research working papers (Online) -- 4800.
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        How can the impact of aid be estimated in the presence of fungibility? And how far does fungibility reduce its benefits? These questions are analyzed in a context where a donor wants to target its efforts on a specific sector and specific geographic areas.A traditional differences-in-differences method comparing the change in outcomes between the target and nontarget areas before and after the project risks misestimating the projects benefits.The paper develops an alternative estimation method in which intersectoral fungibility reduces project benefits insofar as government spending has a smaller impact in the sector to which the funds leak than in the target sector, while intrasectoral fungibility reduces benefits insofar as the donor is able to leverage productivity increases in government spending in the target areas.The methods are applied to two contemporaneous World Bank health projects that set out to target assistance on approximately one-half of Vietnams provinces.Aid is not apparently fungible between Vietnams health sector and other sectors, but is fungible across provinces within the health sector.Differences-in-differences yield an insignificant impact on infant mortality, while the use of the new method yields a statistically significant impact of around 4 per 1000 live births.The results, however, are ambiguous on the costs associated with intrasectoral fungibility. --World Bank web site. File Size: 1MB.


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Clearly control of how ODA is spent will improve country ownership of the aid process. " ," 9805, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Y Financieros.

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" ,"Elsevier, vol. For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Catherine Liu email available below. 3, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei. Vinaya Swaroop and Heng-fu Zou. Project support has the benefit of being well targeted but comes with high transaction costs and is often ineffective in the long term. Budget support gives the developing countries more control over the development process, but in doing so makes the effectiveness of the aid more reliant on the quality of governance.

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Fungibility The first question Leiderer seeks to answer is whether aid delivered in the form of GBS is really more fungible than project-based aid. 47 3pages 735-757. Aid fragmentation The phenomenon of donors crowding around particular countries represents another source of limitations on the effectiveness of DAH—aid fragmentation.

The apparent fungibility of aid is a challenge to the evaluation of donor-funded development projects, requiring a comparison of the observed outcomes with the outcomes that would have occurred if the project had not gone ahead. " ,"Elsevier, vol.

However, all the above assumes that donors have perfect information of the recipient governments own commitment to donor priorities.

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edition 1, volume 4, chapter 59, pages 3787-3846, Elsevier. " ," wp-2014-082, World Institute for Development Economic Research UNU-WIDER. repec:unu:wpaper:wp2012-69 is not listed on IDEAS• This is intended to allow donors to fund expenditure on their priorities without having to get involved in implementation.

This has also led to donors crowding around certain countries and certain causes which are seen as strategically important. " ,"AccessEcon, vol. Sectoral Fungibility of Foreign Aid: Evidence from India. " ," 50, JICA Research Institute. 23 2pages 129-140, February.