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

Batten, Aaron

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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]

dc.contributor.authorBatten, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-13T01:21:19Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-20T06:06:16Z
dc.date.available2010-10-13T01:21:19Z
dc.date.available2010-12-20T06:06:16Z
dc.identifier.citationBatten, A. (2009). Foreign aid and the financing of service delivery in Papua New Guinea. International and Development Economics Working Paper 09-05. Canberra, ACT: Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10440/1138
dc.description.abstractHow 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 time. The PNG Government has placed the least priority on additional rates of health spending and most priority on additional infrastructure spending, although all sectors have increased by only a fraction of the amount of aid given. The results also compare the impact of budget support vis-à-vis project and program aid to induce higher rates of spending in each of these sectors. A number of policy implications follow.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis item was commisioned by Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU
dc.format.extent30 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCrawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.source.urihttp://www.crawford.anu.edu.au/degrees/idec/working_papers/IDEC09-05.pdf
dc.titleForeign aid and the financing of service delivery in Papua New Guinea
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor160505 - Economic Development Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3700390xPUB113
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.crawford.anu.edu.au
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBatten, Aaron, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.identifier.absseo940115 - Pacific Peoples Development and Welfare
dc.date.updated2016-06-14T08:55:48Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenancePermission granted by Crawford School to archive their papers and make them publically available - permission given by Director, Research, Crawford School of Economics and Government, in email dated 30/10/10
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