My dissertation is titled "The Politics of Compliance in World Bank Funding." An Executive Summary of this project is available. In this research, I formally theorize that the World Bank is able to pressure recipient states to comply with funding agreements by conditioning future agreements on current compliance. Additionally, I theorize that developing states with political ties to the US receive World Bank funds more often than other states, but that this pressures the US to support funding to states which are compliant because the US seeks to maintain influence in the Bank. The result is that states with ties to the US are more likely to receive project approvals, but political ties increase the salience of compliance. I use statistical models to test the implications of the formal arguments.