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Funke Aderonmu

2nd Place

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, 2017

I have come to appreciate the vital role that creativity, persistence, and problem solving play in the academic research process.

Funke Aderonmu

A Conflict of Interests: Revisiting Development Assistance Committee Members’ Tied Aid Policy Post 2001

Honors Thesis in International Relations

Read Funke’s Paper (pdf)

Project Description

Aderonmu’s paper addresses the question of why Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) donor states continue the practice of tied aid — which mandates that funds be spent on goods or services produced in the donor country — despite the negative effects on economic development in recipient countries. In her research, Aderonmu took advantage of library subject guides and research databases. She also worked with the library’s specialist in political science to access relevant OECD data.

In Their Own Words

Read Funke’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.