Publications

Book

The Development Dance: How Donors and Recipients Negotiate The Delivery of Aid2017. Ithaca, NY. Cornell University Press.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Rwanda’s post-genocide foreign aid relations: Revisiting notions of exceptionalism,” with Marie-Eve Desrosiers. 2018. African Affairs, OnlineFirst. Available at: https://academic.oup.com/afraf/advance-article/doi/10.1093/afraf/ady032/5074539.

“Inequality and ethnic conflict in sub-Saharan Africa,” with Ludovico Alcorta and Jeroen Smits. 2018. Social Forces, 97(2): 769-792. Available at: https://academic.oup.com/sf/advance-article/doi/10.1093/sf/soy049/5046088.

“Can foreign aid donors credibly threaten to suspend aid? Evidence from a cross-national survey of donor officials” 2017. Review of International Political Economy, 24(3): 454- 496. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2017.1302490

“Is China eroding the bargaining power of traditional donors in Africa?” 2017. International Affairs. 93(2): 389-408. Available at: https://academic.oup.com/ia/article/2981808/Is.

“From donorship to ownership? budget support and donor influence in Rwanda and Tanzania” 2013. Public Administration and Development. 33 (5): 357-370. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pad.1665/abstract.

“The domestication of governance assessments: Evidence from the Rwandan Joint Governance Assessment” 2013. Conflict, Security & Development. 13(4): 449–470. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14678802.2013.834117.

“Non-governmental and not-for-profit organizational effectiveness: A modern synthesis” with Jesse Lecy and Hans Peter Schmitz. 2012. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 23(2): 434-457. Available at: http://www.springerlink.com/content/j00gm48227685104/.

Book Chapters

“Fieldwork in ‘Restrictive’ States: Contrasting Methodologies,” with Cyanne Loyle and Alyson Smith. 2019. SAGE Research Methods Cases. Available at: http://methods.sagepub.com/case/fieldwork-in-restrictive-environments-contrasting-methodologies

“Assessing the promises of budget support: Case study evidence from Rwanda.” 2014. In Problems, Promises, and Paradoxes of Aid, Cambridge Scholars Press, edited by Muna Ndulo and Nicolas van de Walle. Available at: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/problems-promises-and-paradoxes-of-aid.

Popular Press

“There’s another big reason U.S. foreign aid is important: It helps the U.S. get what it wants” 19 July 2017.Guest post, The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post. Available at: wapo.st/2uIwXsL?tid.

“Foreign Aid’s Commitment Problem.” The First Tranche, AidData’s Blog. 15 September 2017. Avaliable at: https://www.aiddata.org/blog/foreign-aids-commitment-problem.

“Is China displacing traditional aid donors in Africa? The evidence suggests not” 27 February 2017. The Conversation – Africa. Available at: http://bit.ly/2mfmArv.
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“Why donors demand elections after unrest in developing countries.” 11 December 2015. Guest post, The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post. Available at: wpo.st/lYVw0.