Publication
Title
The great divide? Donor perceptions of budget support, eligibility and policy dialogue
Author
Abstract
Budget Support (bs) has been considered the aid modality that best realises the Paris Declaration principles of alignment, harmonisation and respect for recipient ownership. In design the modality has a very strong technocratic focus, and the oecd/dac has endorsed the idea that bs should be delinked from broader political concerns. In reality, however, donors do use bs to leverage more and better democratic governance. This political use of bs is not limited to exceptional moments when the political situation seriously deteriorates in certain countries. This article shows that such use is grounded in fundamentally different visions and policies that donors hold regarding the scope of leverage for bs. Such starkly diverging interpretations of which reforms bs can buy undermine the objectives the modality was designed to achieve
Language
English
Source (journal)
Third world quarterly / Third World Foundation for Social and Economic Studies [London] - London, 1979, currens
Publication
London : 2012
ISSN
0143-6597
1360-2241 [online]
Volume/pages
33:5(2012), p. 791-806
ISI
000304241100003
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 30.05.2012
Last edited 17.10.2017
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