Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Economics - International Economics / European Integration | Aid in Transition - EU Development Cooperation with Russia and Eurasia

Aid in Transition

EU Development Cooperation with Russia and Eurasia

Grigoriadis, Theocharis N.

2015, XVI, 103 p. 30 illus., 27 illus. in color.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4614-6582-9

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4614-6581-2

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

add to marked items

  • Investigates donor aid effectiveness and whether the selection of recipients occurs on reciprocal, ideological or just criteria respectively
  • Discusses the emergence and inclusion of transnational sovereignty partnerships (TSPs) in the post-Soviet development process
  •  Investigates the transnational nature of EU aid and explains its role as the new soft budget constraint in the economic map of the former Soviet Union

This book is the one of the first—if not the first one—to address aid effectiveness from a comparative economics perspective. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the transition of its republics to market structures and representative forms of government, the European Commission had recognized the necessity of a closer economic cooperation with Russia and Eurasia. EU development aid provided a set of reform incentives to post-Soviet planners. It created the grounds for the institutional transformation of central and regional bureaucracies by integrating them into the aid delivery process. In the former Soviet Union, the subordination of civil society to the developmental choices of recipient bureaucracies occurred at the expense of diversity and political openness. Nevertheless, it led to the emergence of transnational sovereignty partnerships (TSPs) between recipient bureaucracies and donor-financed NGOs or business consortia. Multiple definitions of aid effectiveness are provided in the course of the book chapters. Those include the soft budget constraint, contractual completeness under imperfect monitoring, optimization of donor policy preferences, and ex-post evaluation of aid programs.

The effectiveness of development aid is contested. Here Theocharis Grigoriadis provides a careful new analysis of aid to Russia and Eurasia following the collapse of the Soviet Bloc that sheds light on both its politics and economics. Must reading for anyone who wishes to think hard about development aid. — Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.

Aid in Transition: EU Development Cooperation with Russia and Eurasia provides a wealth of analysis and knowledge for scholars and policy-makers seeking to understand the role of EU assistance to the European and Eurasian transition economies. The author finds that strong institutions of civil society complement aid effectiveness by concentrating on the micro-foundations of aid delivery and implementation. This volume should be in the libraries of all social scientists and policy-makers studying the causes and consequences of economic modernization and the role of institutions in development. It will have lasting value. — Judith Thornton, Professor of Economics, University of Washington.

A unique comparison of the EU aid effectiveness to the countries such as Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. An important analysis of the workings of aid systems, essential for the understanding of the models and the implications of foreign aid. — Professor Alena Ledeneva, University College London.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Aid Effectiveness - Development Aid - European Union - National Aid - Soviet Union - Supranational Aid

Related subjects » Development Economics - International Economics / European Integration - Political Science

Table of contents / Preface / Sample pages 

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of International Economics.