Motives of territorial allocation of Japanese development aid: self-interest, altruism or merit?

  • Jaromír Harmáček Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Miroslav Syrovátka Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Pavla Vítová Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Abstract

The paper analyses factors affecting territorial allocation of Japanese development aid. After reviewing 12 available empirical studies with some inconsistent results, we applied regression analysis over the recent and relatively long period (1994–2014). The analysis brings three main conclusions. First, Japan’s interests tend to be relatively less important factor than found in other studies, with some role for export/trade that may have dimin-ished recently. Second, there is a middle-income effect in Japan’s allocation, indicating on-ly moderate support for recipient countries’ needs hypothesis. Third, Japan tends to re-ward countries that have better governance and higher level of freedom and democracy.
Published
Nov 22, 2018
How to Cite
HARMÁČEK, Jaromír; SYROVÁTKA, Miroslav; VÍTOVÁ, Pavla. Motives of territorial allocation of Japanese development aid: self-interest, altruism or merit?. Development, Environment and Foresight, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 72-91, nov. 2018. ISSN 2336-6621. Available at: <http://def-journal.eu/index.php/def/article/view/52>. Date accessed: 11 dec. 2018.