Governance and Foreign Assistance: the Imperfect Translation of Ideas into Outcomes

  • Desha M. Girod
  • Stephen D. Krasner
  • Kathryn Stoner-Weiss
Part of the Governance and Limited Statehood Series book series (GLS)


Foreign assistance has been part of the international landscape for more than fifty years (Lumsdaine 1993). Most major industrialized countries have cabinet or sub-cabinet level aid agencies. There are development banks for every major region of the world as well as the World Bank and the IMF. Many highly trained individuals in government, universities, and elsewhere have devoted their careers to understanding how richer parts of the world might contribute to the growth of poorer areas.


Total Factor Productivity Economic Freedom Good Governance Debt Relief Resource Curse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Desha M. Girod
    • 1
  • Stephen D. Krasner
    • 2
  • Kathryn Stoner-Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL)Stanford UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Stanford UniversityUSA

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