Multilateral Aid and Influence on Government Policies
Whether intentionally or not, international organisations2 exercise a certain influence on the social priorities and plans of governments of less developed countries receiving assistance for development. A variety of actions and decisions, ranging from general recommendations favouring economic and social planning as the basis of development to specific allocation of a fellowship for the study of public administration or funding to permit a civil servant to attend a seminar on nutrition, provides vehicles for this influence. It is anything but constant. It varies in degree and in kind from one government to another and from one inter-governmental agency to another. The factors which produce this variation may be numerous and ephemeral.
KeywordsCivil Servant International Agency United Nations Development Programme International Development Association National Official
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