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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 crit…

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 will …

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 3 …

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 of …

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 ag…

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 th…

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 Devel…

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 imp…

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 po…

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 de…

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 expansi…

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 o…

A Critical Assessment of Aid Management and Donor Harmonisation: The Case of Malawi

"The purpose of this study is to identify stumbling blocks to effective aid delivery, donor practices that create a burden on the Malawi Government in terms of ownership, transaction costs, institutional capacity, as well as identify possible benefi…

A Critical Assessment of Aid Management and Donor Harmonisation: The Case of Mozambique

"Mozambique is committed to the fight against poverty. The Government has adopted a number of well-articulated plans for poverty reduction and growth. International development assistance plays a crucial role in Mozambique's fight against poverty. T…

A Critical Assessment of Aid Management and Donor Harmonisation: The Case of Uganda

"Given that Uganda has received massive donor aid and implemented donor-engineered policies, poverty remains a jigger to the flesh of Uganda's development. The study aims at examining donor-partner mechanisms and ascertaining the progress thus far a…

Intra-SADC Debt – A Growing Financial Phenomenon

"The concept of Intra-SADC debt (Southern Africa Development Community) is defined in this policy brief as any bilateral or multilateral financial lending and borrowing between or among SADC member countries and their development banks. The loans di…

An Overview Of Domestic Debt In SADC: A Synthesis Of Trends, Structure And Development Impacts

"The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) regional economic integration agenda includes a macroeconomic convergence programme, that is intended to achieve and maintain macroeconomic stability in the region and committed to following stabilit…

Borrowing Charter: Principles and Guidelines on Sovereign Financial Borrowing for Sub-Sahara African countries

"This borrowing charter contains principles and guidelines on sovereign financial borrowing. It seeks to guide and inform sovereign states borrowing so as to improve the current weak administrative, institutional and legal procedures for loan contra…

Domestic Debt Management in Africa

"In the face of budget deficits, against a backdrop of drying up of concessional lending and reduction in development assistance due to the impact of the global financial crisis among others, borrowing from domestic markets becomes a viable option. …

A Fiscal History of Ethiopia : Taxation and Aid Dependence 1960-2010

The fiscal history of Ethiopia is reviewed in this paper, focusing particularly on the period between 1960 and 2010. The detailed fiscal data is available to underpin the analysis. While reviewing the key fiscal and economic events of this period, …

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