This second volume of the Partnership for Democratic Governance Series investigates whether ‘contracting out’ core government functions and services has been conducive to capacity development. Each case study discusses the evidence and emerging lessons of contracting out in fragile and post-conflict situations.
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Selected as a 2009 Notable Document by the American Library Association Government Documents Round Table.
Italian Official Development assistance, or ODA, decreased steadily between 2008 and 2012, due in part to pressures from the economic crisis, but it rose in 2013.
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These papers on taxation for investment and development in Africa, private participation in energy infrastructure in Africa, deepening African financial markets for growth and investment and boosting Africa’s energy sector through carbon finance were prepared for the NEPAD-OECD meeting in Johannesburg on 11-12 November 2009.
As long as interest rates are so low and crisis needs are so great, it’s time to make IBRD
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Study on Communicating Development Results by Peter da Costa
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Major findings on communication from DAC Peer Reviews in 2008 & 2009
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Around 90% of Europeans still believe development is important and 72% of Europeans are in favour of honouring or going beyond existing aid commitments to the developing world.
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This paper analyses the differences in Official Development Assistance (ODA) data recorded in the OECD’s Creditor Reporting System (CRS) versus aid data captured at the country level in Burkina Faso and Malawi. The CRS contains ODA statistics reported by the members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and some multilateral organisations. It has been tracking this information since 1967, making it the most
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This paper is intended to provide some initial reflections for the DAC Network on Gender Equality on whether, and to what degree, linkages can be made between the work on Global Public Goods (GPGs) and the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.