Connecting you with the University of Missouri’s innovative research and creative activity

The Politics of International Aid

A visit with Simone Dietrich, Assistant Professor, Political Science

By Spencer Melgren
Published: - Topics: Political Science International Aid Foreign Aid politics economics

How Government Ideologies Affect Aid

Topics: Political Science International Aid

Before earning her PhD Dr. Dietrich spent time as a development practitioner in Bosnia. She tells us that this experience was important in forming her specific interests in political science. In this video Dr. Dietrich explains one of the major initiatives she observed in Bosnia, and tells us how her observations there have developed into a book project on how government ideologies affect foreign aid decision making.