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The Politics of US Aid to Pakistan
Aid Allocation and Delivery from Truman to Trump

ISBN 9780367662073
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

This book aims at uncovering the politics behind the provision of US foreign aid to Pakistan during three distinctive periods: the Cold War, the post-Cold War and the "war on terror".

Focusing on a comprehensive analysis of aid allocation and delivery mechanisms, this book uncovers the primary factors behind historical as well as contemporary US aid to Pakistan so far not thoroughly and empirically studied, especially in the post-2001 period of the "war on terror". Furthermore, based on findings that have emerged from interviews with over 200 respondents, including government officials, representatives of donor aid agencies, the private sector, civil society organizations and primary beneficiaries of US-funded projects, this book offers significant insights to researchers, policy-makers and practitioners interested in the discipline of aid and development effectiveness.

Making use of both quantitative and qualitative data and based on extensive fieldwork and primary data, this book fills a significant gap in the empirical analysis of US aid to Pakistan. As such, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of Asian and US politics, as well as to those who have teaching and research interests in disciplines such as international relations, history, strategic studies, international political economy and development studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Why a book on US-Pakistan aid relationship?  2. An analysis of US foreign aid policies towards Pakistan from Truman to Trump  3. The 2005 Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness, a new aid paradigm and Pakistan: An overview  4. The delivery and utilisation of US aid in Pakistan and the aid effectiveness principles  5. Discussion and conclusion: An assessment of US aid allocation and delivery to Pakistan

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Murad Ali obtained his PhD from Massey University (NZ) and is Assistant Professor at the University of Malakand, Pakistan. In 2016, he became the first Pakistani to win Germany’s highly competitive Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Sciences.