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Researchers from University of Heidelberg Report Details of New Studies and Findings in the Area of Social Science (Needs-Based Targeting or...

August 22, 2014



Researchers from University of Heidelberg Report Details of New Studies and Findings in the Area of Social Science (Needs-Based Targeting or Favoritism? The Regional Allocation of Multilateral Aid within Recipient Countries)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Researchers detail new data in Science. According to news originating from Heidelberg, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The regional allocation of aid within recipient countries has been largely ignored. We use geocoded data on the location of aid projects financed by the World Bank and the African Development Bank within a sample of 27 recipient countries to assess the claim of donors that their aid targets needy population segments."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Heidelberg, "We also assess whether political leaders in these countries direct aid funds to their home region. We do not find that the multilateral institutions take regional needs into account."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Instead, favoritism appears to play an important role for location choices, in particular for physical infrastructure projects."

For more information on this research see: Needs-Based Targeting or Favoritism? The Regional Allocation of Multilateral Aid within Recipient Countries. Kyklos, 2014;67(3):420-446. Kyklos can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Kyklos - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-6435)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from H. Ohler, Heidelberg Univ, D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Germany, Science, Heidelberg

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