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Effect of procurement policy on aid inflows in the Pacific: accounting for economic growth and financial development in Fiji

Kumar, Ronald R. and Patel, Arvind and Singh, Madhukar (2017) Effect of procurement policy on aid inflows in the Pacific: accounting for economic growth and financial development in Fiji. Engineering Economics, 28 (5). pp. 505-513. ISSN 1392-2785

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    Abstract

    We examine the impact of public procurement policy on aid inflows, in Fiji, a small developing island economy in the Pacific. Prior to 2010, Fiji did not have a strong and detailed public procurement policy. Therefore, in the study, we examine the short-run and long-run impact of adopting an improved (new) public procurement policy on the aid inflows from the bilateral donors: Australia, United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), Japan, Korea Republic, France, and Germany. The autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) procedure is used to examine cointegration and the subsequent short-run and long-run effects. Additionally, the model incorporates per capita income, financial development, and crisis as a structural dummy; and the presence of threshold effect on aid inflows is examined. The results show that procurement legislation, financial development, per capita income and crisis have a long-run association with the aid inflows. New public procurement legislation has a positive effect on aid inflows from Australia, EU, Germany and the overall aid. In short-run, procurement legislation has a positive effect on aid inflows from Korea Republic only; and the new procurement policy and financial development have a long-run positive effect on aid inflows to Fiji. Overall, improved procurement policies, a well-developed financial sector development and a reasonable level of growth will bolster aid inflows whereas political uncertainty and global financial crisis retard aid inflows.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
    H Social Sciences > HG Finance
    H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Accounting and Finance
    Depositing User: Ronald Kumar
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 10:24
    Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 10:24
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10432
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