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At this event, FHI 360’s Annette Brown will sit down with author Simone Dietrich to discuss Dietrich’s new book, States, Markets, and Foreign Aid. In this book, Dietrich describes two models of foreign aid, as revealed by her empirical research – the bypass model and the government engagement model. She argues that these two models have evolved from the historical shaping of public sector institutions in donor countries and not from present-day decision making about what works in delivering foreign aid. Without making the case for one model over the other, Dietrich uses a rich dataset built from interviews with officials from several donor countries to demonstrate how institutions affect the day-to-day decision making of foreign aid officials. She explains that these different approaches to foreign aid help us to understand why donor coordination is so difficult, especially in countries with poor governance. As all donor countries turn their focus to locally led development, Dietrich’s findings provide crucial insights into how donors’ definitions of locally led development are likely to diverge. Brown and Dietrich will discuss these implications after a short presentation, and then they will take questions from the audience.
To learn more about Simone Dietrich's book States, Markets, and Foreign Aid, click here.
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Registration will close at 4:00 PM on Monday, June 13, 2022. Meeting details will be sent to all registered participants shortly thereafter.
This virtual event will take place from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM ET on Tuesday, June 13, 2022. After 9:30 AM ET on Tuesday, June 13, SID-W staff will be managing the event and may be unable to respond to last-minute registration requests.