The Park Place Economist


Bilateral aid allocation is affected by a number of factors on the donor side. It has been found that public satisfaction with government positively affects the willingness to give bilateral aid (Gradstein and Chong, 2007). Economic and strategic interests of the donor country play a role in determining bilateral aid allocation (Tingley, 2009). Perhaps the most interesting finding is that ideology has a significant impact on bilateral aid allocation (Fleck and Kilby, 2001) (Milner and Tingley, 2010).