publication . Article . 2012

The Anti-Politics of Development: donor agencies and the political economy of governance

Hout, Wil;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
textabstractAbstract This article discusses the attempt undertaken by several development aid agencies since the turn of the century to integrate political economy assessments into their decision making on development assistance. The article discusses three such attempts: the Drivers of Change adopted by the UK’s Department for International Development, the Strategic Governance and Corruption Analysis (SGACA) developed by the Dutch Directorate General for International Cooperation and the new thinking on political economy analysis, policy reform and political risk advanced by the World Bank. On the basis of a political-economic interpretation of development age...
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