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The Cost of Aid Tying to Ghana

"This study investigates the prices of tied foreign aid imports by estimating the price differentials between tied aid imports and non-aid imports from bilateral sources to Ghana. The study finds a significant mark-up on the prices of tied aid im...

What does Hydrocarbon Wealth mean for Foreign Aid in Mozambique?

"Recent discoveries of vast gas and mineral resources in Mozambique are attracting unprecedented levels of foreign investment and could transform the country into a major African energy producer. New hydrocarbon-derived revenue streams are likely ...

New Development Finance Measure should be TOSSD out the Window!

In light of the new global 2030 Agenda, donor countries have been developing a new statistic to measure their contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although still a work in progress, Total Official Support for Sustainab...

Understanding ‘bankability’ and Unlocking Climate Finance for Climate Compatible Development

As a result of the complex and stringent requirements, countries have spent a significant amount of resources on various aspects of climate finance readiness. However, this has been focused mainly on building the necessary institutional, technical...

South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA): Strategic Aid for Development Packages for Africa?

"The following report is an in-depth analysis that explores South Africa’s past, present and future development assistance to the rest of the continent. It unpacks South Africa’s development partnership paradigm and the tensions that lie within i...

Funding African Governance Institutions and Processes: Insights and Lessons

"This paper examines the financing of selected governance institutions in Africa, looking at national, continental and international levels and at the institutions and processes that assess, improve or incentivise governance. Specifically, anti-co...

China-South Sudan:Governance in Emerging Relations

"Away from news headlines about oil, conflict and political instability, China has been developing a more involved engagement with the government of South Sudan and its ruling party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). Governance is fu...

Donors versus Investors in Southern African Infrastructure Development

"The Southern African Development Community (SADC) suffers from a critical lack of regional infrastructure that, if remedied, could boost both intraregional trade and economic integration, while making the region more investor friendly. Regional i...

Aid Effectiveness: Trends and Impacts of Shifting Financial Flows to Civil Society Organisations in Southern Africa

Significant changes are taking place in the global aid architecture. A number of efforts are also being made to mobilise additional development finance and to make aid more effective in reducing poverty.The report notes that civil society has a cr...

Climate Finance: Lessons from Rwanda

"Developed countries have made little progress in providing climate finance for the transition towards low emission and climate adaptive development pathways in developing countries. It is expected that a new legal agreement on climate finance wil...

Follow the Money: Policies and Practices in Donor Support to Civil Society Formations in Southern Africa

Chapter 1 provides an overview of recent trends and shifts in global aid policies and the role of civil society in development. Chapter 2 provides an overview of recent trends in aid flows and support to civil society in southern Africa. Chapter ...

How can we make Aid to Civil Society Organisations more Effective in Overcoming Poverty?

"In the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, in particular, aid volume to civil society is increasing substantially but is difficult to quantify due to the limited classification of aid by donors as it relates to the definition o...

Busan Partnership Agreement Analysis Report

"At the end of November, 2011, more than 3000 representatives convened in Busan for the Fourth High Level Forum (FHL-4) to take stock and review whether targets in previous agreements have been met and to decide on the future of aid effectiveness ...

BRICS at glance: Opportunities and Challenges for Africa

"Africa is generally positive about its partners, whether they are emerging or traditional lenders. The paper demonstrates the positive contributions of the BRICS. However, unless these BRICS become more transparent and release comparable data on ...

Delivering on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Africa

"The purpose of the global monitoring framework is to support international accountability for making progress in the implementation of commitments and actions agreed in Busan. The real work of implementing the Global Partnership for Effective Dev...

ODA neglecting poorest countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa

"The Africa rising narrative will benefit from improved Official Development Assistance (ODA) hence will call upon the donor countries to ensure that they increase their ODA as it directly works towards poverty eradication. ODA should be used to i...

The Scope, Role and Impact of Publicly Supported Private Finance on Development and Poverty Reduction in Africa: The Case of Rwanda and Zambia

"The research reviewed and analysed the scope, role and impact of Publicly Supported Private Finance (PSPF) provided by Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) and bilateral donors to the private sector and their contribution to development and ...

Mapping Chinese development assistance in Africa: An analysis of the experiences of Cameroon

"This report analyses the linkages between China’s involvement in Cameroon and development in Cameroon. It gives a historical background of China’s relationship with Cameroon which dates back to the 90s. The report describes in detail how Chinese ...

Mapping Chinese Development Assistance in Africa: An Analysis of the Experiences of Ethiopia

"Chinese development assistance has become a distinctive and integral part of the global aid and development architecture. China has been increasing both the volume and geographical scope or reach of its foreign aid since the mid 1990s. This expan...

A Critical Assessment of Aid Management and Donor Harmonisation in Ghana: A Case Study

"This study is a critical assessment of the aid architecture in Ghana against the principles of performance set forth in the Paris Declaration. The study explores the fundamental policies that guide the process of aid management and the evaluation...

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