Simone Dietrich is Associate Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Professor Dietrich studies foreign aid and the role of international organizations in world politics. Her book, States, Markets, and Foreign Aid, appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2021. Her current research project examines whether powerful donors can push their political objectives through seemingly more technical processes like the OECD DAC`s peer review system and whether peer review can exert an independent influence on member state practices. She is a former postdoctoral research fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University (2011-2012). She received her PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011.