The Influence of National Interest in Aid Policy Making: A South Pacific Illustration

November 2009
Melbourne Journal of Politics;2009/2010, Vol. 34, p106
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the influence of national interest in aid policy making in South Pacific area. It examines how the weight attached to foreign policy imperatives affects the way the development problem is framed and also the focus of policy. It states that this is a political reality which is unlikely to change despite the increased attention on aid effectiveness.


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