Allocation and Differentiation of the European Official Development Assistance: Simulations from Relevant Criteria

The criteria of aid allocation have been strongly debated during the past decade. The debate has been dominated by the issue of the performance based allocation (PBA) used by most of the MDBs. As for the European Commission development assistance, the allocation rules and criteria mostly depend on its geographical instruments, as well as on various thematic instruments. As a result there is no synthetic formula from which the overall allocation can be drawn.