What Determines African Bilateral Aid Receipts?
This paper empirically models aid allocation to four African countries—Egypt, Kenya, Morocco and Tanzania—using 1968–1999 time series data. The econometric method employed allows for the joint determination of aid to these countries and for recipient-specific coefficients. It is hypothesised that aid to these countries has been determined by a diverse set of determinants, ranging from their developmental needs or requirements through to donor commercial, political and strategic interests. A special interest of the paper is whether policy regimes have impacted on the amounts of aid received by these countries. Results indicate that they have for all four countries, although the direction of influence differs among them. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.