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NOPOOR Policy Brief Nr. 15: Why Emerging Donors Give Foreign Aid and what this implies for the Global Aid System

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This brief analyses the aid allocation decisions of three important emerging donors – Brazil, China, and India. We find that these donors are not exclusively focused on pursuing economic and political interests, and that they differ quite substantially in what drives their aid allocation. Fears that they cannot be integrated into the existing aid system and are about to establish a rival aid architecture therefore appear to be somewhat overblown.