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Foreign aid and the financing of service delivery in Papua New Guinea

Batten, Aaron


How much foreign aid given to PNG has stayed within the sectors to which it has been allocated and how much has it allowed the PNG Government to free up its own resources for other spending priorities? This paper measures the extent to which donor finance has contributed to higher rates of spending in three key development sectors of the PNG economy—health, education and infrastructure between 1974 and 2008. Results show that high rates of fungibility have occurred within PNG during this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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