EBA Webinar: State-to-state or bypass?

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Date: February 15, 2022
Date: February 15, 2022
Time: 15:00
Start date: February 15, 2022
Event summary: Donor governments, international development and recipient governments.

Why do some donor governments channel their aid through recipient governments, while others bypass such authorities?

In her new book, “States, Markets and Foreign Aid”, Simone Dietrich argues that the bureaucratic institutions of donor countries shape donor-recipient interactions differently, despite similar recipient country conditions. With Sweden as one of her cases, she demonstrates how internal beliefs and practices about states and markets inform how donors set their objectives for foreign aid and international development.

Donors with neoliberally organized public sectors bypass recipient governments, while donors with more traditional public-sector-oriented institutions cooperate and engage recipient authorities on aid delivery.


Simone Dietrich – Associate Professor, Political Science, Université de Genève

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Magnus Lindell, EBA member

Joakim Molander, EBA member

Remember that in order to join the seminar online, you need to sign up. You will then receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link to the seminar. The seminar will be held in English.