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Political Science


Gary Prevost


The world in the 20th century saw the rise of a new phenomenon: international development. Bosnia and Herzegovina after its war was one of the first nations to receive large-scale international aid in the form of development programs, ranging from reconstruction to economic development to state consolidation. Since 1996 many nations, NGOs, and inter-governmental organizations have been involved in the state consolidation of this Balkan nation of 3.6 million people. This paper looks at the relationship of the EU and USAID specifically and how they have impacted this nation. In order to accomplish that this paper will look at conditionality and the projects these organizations have funded. Then that data will be used to asses why this nation has yet to become politically efficient and responsive to the Bosnian peoples’ needs even after 18 years of peace.