Foreign aid has increasingly been subject to political conditionality. In the 1980s, the Bretton Woods institutions and major Western governments made aid dependent on reforms of the economic policy of recipient countries. The main objective of this first generation conditionality was to bring balance in their internal and external economy. Market liberalisation was the primary instrument, if not an objective in its own right.
In the 1990s, first generation conditionality, characterised by its structural adjustment programmes, was brought one step further. With the old bipolar world system breaking down, political conditionality of a different brand came out in the open. This second generation conditionality linked aid to political reforms which even involved the governing system at the recipient side: democracy, human rights and 'good governance'.
This volume aims at taking stock of these developments.
The volume emerges from a research project carried out within the framework of the Working Group on Aid Policy and Performance of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI). It will be of considerable interest to researchers and university teachers in the field of development studies, and of particular interest to politicians and administrators at all levels concerned with development assistance, in providing an overview of the state of the art of the most topical aid policy issue of the 1990s.
|Development and Change|
|"This volume is historically and theoretically informed and nuanced and it includes judicious cross-references"|
|The Journal of Development Studies|
|"This volume has much to commend it|
|It certainly should be read by those concerned with aid effectiveness and international relations more generally|
|This book is an important contribution to a nascent literature" European Journal of Development Research|
|"It is a good empirical supplement to the existing literature on the subject, it is readable, and it should be recommended to students, researchers and practitioners alike who have an interest in international aid|
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Series: Routledge Research EADI Studies in Development
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st April 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1