Foreign aid: How important is aid effectiveness to people for choosing countries to support?

A discrete choice experiment was performed using 1000minds to determine how important aid effectiveness is to people relative to other criteria for choosing countries to support with bilateral foreign aid. Aid effectiveness is found to be important, on a par with recipient-country need as proxied by the level of hunger and malnutrition. Both criteria are more important than others.

H Cunningham, S Knowles & P Hansen (2016), “Bilateral foreign aid: How important is aid effectiveness to people for choosing countries to support?”, Applied Economics Letters, published online [Economics Discussion Papers No. 1605]