Between Export Promotion and Poverty Reduction

The Foreign Economic Policy of Untying Official Development Assistance

  • Jan-Henrik Petermann

About this book


The end of the Cold War has prompted many donors of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to fundamentally realign their global aid and trade relations. Despite recent progress in untying ODA and a number of related efforts to enhance the overall efficiency of international cooperation with the poorest countries, it remains unexplained why some OECD states have liberalised their bilateral programmes to a considerable extent – whereas others have continued to use foreign aid as a means to promote domestic exports. Jan-Henrik Petermann widens the scope of previous macro-analyses of ‘system-driven’ reorientations in tying practices in the wake of 1989/90, inquiring into donors’ national parameters of policy-making at the strategic nexus between external trade and international development.



Official Development Assistance (ODA)

International Trade

International Relations

Cold War



Target Groups

Researchers and students of comparative politics, economics and International Relations

Experts and practitioners of development cooperation and foreign trade policy



Jan-Henrik Petermann is a business and economics correspondent for a German news agency.

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan-Henrik Petermann
    • 1
  1. 1.LahstedtGermany

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