Political conditionality and foreign aid

Nadia Molenaers, Sebastian Dellepiane, Jorg Faust

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This article argues that a new generation of Political Conditionalities has emerged during the last decade. This requires an expansion of the original definition and research agenda. Beyond the traditional questions of use and effectiveness however, there is also a need to dig deeper into the dynamics surrounding political conditionalities, particularly the bargaining processes and outcomes along the aid chain -from domestic donor politics, donor harmonization fora, policy dialog spaces to the political economy of recipient institutional reform and donor-coping strategies- because they influence the set-up, use, follow-up, purpose, and effectiveness of PCs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-12
Number of pages11
JournalWorld Development
Early online date27 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015


  • political conditionalities
  • aid effectiveness
  • democracy promotion
  • selectivity
  • EU

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