In many parts of the world, politicized public service delivery is used by incumbents to win support. International aid to support public service delivery may either reduce or compound this problem, depending on whether the incumbent is able to direct the delivery of aid and/or take credit foraid projects. We use an informational experiment to assess whether donor-funded and NGO-implemented projects are perceived as less partisan than government-funded and implemented projects and to assess the electoral implications of spreading information about the foreign origins and non-government implementation of local public service delivery. Drawing on both survey data and polling district-level election results, we find, in line with our theoretical argument, that political outsiders have more positive perceptions of NGO-implemented projects. These changed perceptions, however, do not translate into effects on either intended or actual electoral results.