TEPSA is happy to present its new policy brief “The political fundamentals of aid” written by Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez, respectively Senior Analyst and Senior Research Fellow at the Elcano Royal Institute.
Political developments such as the Brexit process or the rise of populist movements in Europe led to new-old questions related to aid, such as: why do countries give aid in the first place? Why and how are aid policies institutionalised? How is aid interlinked with the overall external action and foreign policy of countries? Is aid a tool for regional or global power or influence? Is it a path to global governance? This ‘re-politicisation’ of aid or of, at least, its narrative, calls for a new approach to aid studies.