Seoul Journal of Economics
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Seoul Journal of Economics - Vol. 30, No. 4, pp.455-470
ISSN: 1225-0279 (Print)
Print publication date 30 Nov 2017
Received 30 Oct 2017 Revised 06 Nov 2017 Accepted 15 Nov 2017

Effectiveness of Official Development Assistance for Tuberculosis Control by Governance of Recipients

Hye-Seung Wee ; Sok Chul Hong ; Minah Kang
Hye-Seung Wee, Department of International Relations & Cooperation, National Health Insurance Service, Wonju, Republic of Korea, Tel: 82-33-736-2925, Fax: 82-33-749-9600
Sok Chul Hong, Department of Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Tel: 82-2-880-2294, Fax: 82-2-886-4231
Minah Kang, Corresponding Author, Department of Public Administration, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Tel: 82-2-3277-4100

JEL Classification: I15, I18, O19


To evaluate the importance of governance in controlling tuberculosis (TB), we explored the relationship between recipient countries’ governance and TB control outcome. Using OECD statistics, World Development Indicators dataset, and Worldwide Governance Indicators database, we tested the role of governance in 117 developing countries from 2002 to 2014 in terms of TB control. Results show that the current level of good governance and its accumulated stock over time are keys to improving the effectiveness of foreign aid in reducing the incidence of TB.


Tuberculosis control, Aid effectiveness, Official development assistance, Governance


We have benefited from useful comments and suggestions from Sok Pyo Hong and Chulhee Lee and the participants in Korea’s Allied Economic Associations (KAEA) annual meetings. This work was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2015S1A3A2046566).


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