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Vol. 36-2 (August 2021) Why Help North Korea? Foreign Aid to North Korea and Its Determinants, 2002–2018 (Heon Joo Jung, Geonwoo Park, Myeonggeun Ji and Timothy S. Rich)
Since North Korea solicited international assistance due to famine in 1995,
the international community has provided billions of dollars of aid to the
country. Despite multiple challenges from donors’ perspectives, bilateral
donors continue to extend aid grants that play a significant role in sustaining North Korea’s dysfunctional economy. Nevertheless, there are great
variations among bilateral donors in terms of aid amounts to North Korea.
This article investigates the determinants of donors’ aid allocation decision
to North Korea and finds that dyadic factors – diplomatic ties, foreign policy similarities, and bilateral trade volume – are significantly associated
with some donors’ aid allocation to this country. It shows that, consistent
with their aid allocations elsewhere, Nordic Plus donors have different aid
policies toward North Korea compared to those of non-Nordic Plus
donors. This article suggests the need for donors’ concerted efforts to make
changes in North Korean economy and society.

Key words: foreign aid, official development assistance, international
development cooperation, Nordic Plus group, North Korea, DPRK
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