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IDS Bulletin 37.4

Good Government? (Introduction)

Published on 1 October 2006

It is little more than three years since the Berlin Wall began to crumble. In that time, the political context and content of development aid to the Third World has changed rather dramatically. ‘Political conditionality’ – the tying of official aid disbursements to the quality of government (or ‘governance’) that recipients provide – has become the norm.

The idea of relating foreign aid to the type or quality of government has a long history. However, it has been applied only sporadically and inconsistently; and, in practice, it was often a matter of supporting one’s actual or potential allies in the Cold War context.

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Moore, M. (2006) Good Government? (Introduction). IDS Bulletin 37(4): 50-56

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Mick Moore

Professorial Fellow

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authors
Moore, Mick
journal
IDS Bulletin, volume 37, issue 4
doi
10.1111/j.1759-5436.2006.tb00286.x
language
English

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