This Development Dissertation Brief (DDB) summarizes Agnes Cornell’s dissertation Institutional Impediments and Reluctant Actors – The Limited Role of Democracy Aid in Democratic Development. The dissertation examines why and under what circumstances democratic assistance contributes to democratic development.
The report was presented during the seminar Svenska biståndsformer.
- Democracy assistance can contribute to democratic change, but only marginally and under certain favorable conditions.
- When under favorable conditions, there are still significant challenges regarding the implementation of the projects.