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Putting Money Where the Mouth Is: Does Aid To Nepal Finance What the Donors Say They Want To Finance?

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dc.contributor.author Tiwari, Sailesh
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-02T21:34:32Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-02T21:34:32Z
dc.date.issued 2007-04-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/2887
dc.description.abstract This paper replicates and extends a well known model of quantifying categorical fungibility of foreign aid to study the effect of aid on government consumption, magnitude and composition of government investment and revenue mobilization in Nepal. I find that aid intended for a particular sector has, by and large, been spent within that sector and, in fact, induced the government to augment its spending on that particular sector for most categories studied. This broadly corroborates the evidence on the “flypaper effect” of aid not just at the aggregate level but also at the sectoral level. I also find that aid has enhanced the government’s revenue effort but not quite to the extent that would enable the government to self-finance the inflating government consumption, which, I find, has a strong positive aid elasticity. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Himalayan Journal of Development and Democracy en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 2, No. 1, 2007 en
dc.subject Foreign Aid, Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs, Budget Systems en_US
dc.title Putting Money Where the Mouth Is: Does Aid To Nepal Finance What the Donors Say They Want To Finance? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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