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Improving Aid: The Challenge to Donors and African Governments (Overseas Development Council)

van de Walle, Professor Nicolas; Johnston, Professor Timothy A.

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ISBN 10: 1565170245 / ISBN 13: 9781565170247
Edité par Overseas Development Council
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Titre : Improving Aid: The Challenge to Donors and ...

Éditeur : Overseas Development Council

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Etat du livre :Very Good

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As foreign aid flows decline and skepticism toward the effectiveness of aid to Africa grows, a major reassessment of aid is needed. While the ineffectiveness of aid to Africa is a long-standing concern, past studies typically have been driven bydonor priorities and have rarely focused on recipient governments. This neglect of the role of African governments is remarkable, since aid constitutes 10 to 15 percent of GNP in many African countries and often represents over half of all public investment. If the impact of official development assistance (ODA) is to be improved, recipient governments must become more involved in the reform of aid.

This essay presents the policy findings of a collaborative project of field research and analyses of how African countries use aid resources and of donor/African relations.

"The widespread belief of free market economists and nongovernmental organizations that government is the problem and not part of the solution has become a self-fulfilling prophesy in Africa,"writes van de Walle and Johnston, "donors must devote greater attention and resources to help build the capacity of African Governments to effectively manage aid, even as they encourage the central state to retrench from nonessential functions."

The study assesses current donor practices and the impact of economic crisis on aid effectiveness in the region; and it offers recommendations to promote management capacity, focusing on the integration of aid resources in development management, sectoral specialization, and public dialogue on aid.

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While the ineffectiveness of aid to Africa is a long-standing concern, past studies typically have been driven by donor priorities and have rarely focused on recipient governments. This essay presents the policy findings of a collaborative project of field research and analyses of how African countries use aid resources and of donor/African relations.

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