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Journal Article

24

Good Government?

Published on 1 January 1993

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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Mick Moore

Professorial Fellow

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IDS
authors
Moore, M.
journal
IDS Bulletin, volume 24, issue 1
isbn
0265 5012

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