Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Development Cooperation General"
|Titel||"'Country ownership' when there is no social contract : towards a realistic perspective'|
|Serietitel||SID-NL Lecture Series 2010-2011 : “Global values in a changing world” : synergy of state and society in a globalized world|
|Organisatie||SID NL - Society for International Development Netherlands Chapter|
|Onderwerp||Development Cooperation General|
|Trefwoorden||development policy, globalization, political conditions|
|Samenvatting||If the idea of ‘country ownership’ is to help improve aid for development, it needs to be realistic about the likely political drivers of development effort in poor countries. Too much of the current approach to aid effectiveness is based on wishful thinking. This lecture will discuss reasons for not expecting the early emergence of a social contract of a liberaldemocratic type in the poorest developing countries, and therefore for rejecting a ‘best |
practice’ approach to governance improvement and so-called democratic ownership. Instead, more effort needs to be devoted to recognising more and less developmental types of neo-patrimonial regime and to supporting development in a politically intelligent way. Research from the Africa Power & Politics Programme (www.institutions-africa.org) will be drawn upon to illustrate what this might mean and why it provides the best basis for directing aid towards country-owned development efforts.
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