New PDF release: Aid that works: successful development in fragile states

By World Bank, James Manor

ISBN-10: 0821362011

ISBN-13: 9780821362013

Learn in recent times on reduction effectiveness indicates that major stumbling blocks in fragile states--insecurity, negative governance and susceptible implementation capacity--usually hinder reduction from attaining the specified leads to those environments. This research investigates the attributes and effectiveness of donor-supported programmes and initiatives that labored good below tough stipulations in fragile states. offered during this learn are 9 improvement tasks in six much less built countries—Afghanistan, Cambodia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Timor Leste and Uganda. The circumstances exhibit that improvement tasks, which have interaction neighborhood groups and native point governments, are frequently capable of have major impression. even though, for extra sizeable advancements to take areas, localized profits have to be scaled up both horizontally (other localities) or vertically (to greater levels). Given some great benefits of operating on the neighborhood point and the trouble of operating via mainstream bureaucratic businesses at greater degrees in those international locations, donors frequently wish to create 'parallel-agencies' to arrive out to greater numbers of beneficiaries. notwithstanding, this can ultimately weaken the legitimacy of mainstream executive associations, and donor companies may perhaps consequently decide to paintings as heavily as attainable with govt officers from the start to construct belief and demonstrating that new tasks are non-threatening and support arrange the eventual mainstreaming of 'parallel agencies'.

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That task was unambitious in terms of scale and only modestly ambitious in terms degreeto:of change attempted. 43 Sun, 14 Mar 2010 15:53:57 resources were devolved to democratic institutions at the district level in one province. This change was potentially important to elected councils at the municipio level because actors in autocratic structures at the district (c) The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank 30 Manor level had often crippled their efforts. More to the point, if district-level government could be opened up, the character of the Mozambican regime would change in fundamental ways.

It argues for an incremental approach, as lessons learned from trials, errors, and unexpected successes suggest adjustments in strategies. Chapter 5 notes that the health rehabilitation program in Timor-Leste began before all of the details were worked out and that incremental changes were incorporated on the basis of systematically collected feedback from the field. Chapter 6, on Mozambique’s schools, and chapter 10, on Uganda, also conclude that openness to evidence from the field and to experimentation and flexible response resonate with the logic of demand-driven programs.

First, the prospect of new elected posts in these bodies drew talented, resourceful people into what had become a stagnant ruling party organization. Second, the new bodies were widely popular and enhanced the legitimacy of the government and the ruling party. 43 Sun, 14 Mar 2010 ratization in less-developed (and many15:53:57 industrialized) countries. If we want democracy in these countries, we have to be prepared to live with a certain amount of such use. The crucial issue is, how much? Even in small (c) The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank 24 Manor doses, manipulation grates against the liberal sensibilities of many people.

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