Small donors in world politics: The role of trust funds in the foreign aid policies of Central and Eastern European donors

Szent-Iványi, Balázs, Reinsberg, Bernhard and Lightfoot, Simon (2018). Small donors in world politics: The role of trust funds in the foreign aid policies of Central and Eastern European donors. European Journal of Development Research ,

Abstract

The Central and Eastern European (CEE) EU member states have emerged as new donors of international development assistance after the turn of the Millennium. The literature has tended to focus on the bilateral components of these policies, and neglected CEE multilateral aid. The paper contributes to filling this gap by examining how and why the CEE donors contribute to trust funds operated by multilateral donors. The aim of the paper is twofold: first, it provides a descriptive account of how the CEE countries use trust funds in the allocation of their foreign aid. Second, it explains this allocation using data from qualitative interviews with CEE officials. The CEE countries make much lower use of trust funds than could be expected. This is not only due to the loss of visibility and control over their resources, but also to how CEE companies and NGOs rarely achieve funding successes at multilateral organizations.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-018-0175-y
Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences
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Languages & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations research group
Additional Information: © Springer Nature B.V. 2018. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41287-018-0175-y
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Accepted Date: 2018-08-14
Published Online Date: 2018-10-31
Authors: Szent-Iványi, Balázs ( 0000-0002-5883-4601)
Reinsberg, Bernhard
Lightfoot, Simon

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