New Perspectives on Aid Delivery and Development Management

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


A fundamental rethinking of the way in which foreign assistance should be delivered and how the development process is to be managed took place in the 1990s alongside the redefinition of priorities for foreign aid. As we have seen with regard to the definition of priorities for foreign aid in the context of the emerging challenges of globalization, UN conferences provided the main vehicle both for rethinking the issues and for reaching agreed objectives. However, with respect to the delivery of foreign aid and the management of development, no UN conference was organized specifically to address this question. Yet given the fundamental changes being brought about by liberalization and globalization, aid delivery and development management have also been subjects for rethinking. In this respect, successful models of development in contemporary East and South East Asia and elsewhere, as well as other examples drawn from history, have proved instructive.


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Notes and References

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    See OECD (1995), Development Assistance Committee Report, 1995 (Paris: OECD, 1995), p. 43.Google Scholar
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    See UNCTAD (1998), Trade and Development Report, 1998 (Geneva, UNCTAD), p. 53.Google Scholar
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    See Rubens Ricupero (2000), ‘From the Washington Consensus to the Spirit of Bangkok — Is there a Bangkok Consensus or a Bangkok Convergence’ (Bangkok: 10th Session of UNCTAD, 19 February 2000).Google Scholar
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    See OAU (1990), Declaration of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity on the Political and Socio-Economic Situation in Africa and the Fundamental Changes Taking Place in the World (Addis Ababa: OAU), p. 2. This document is reproduced in full in Appendix 5 of this book.Google Scholar
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    See OAU (1995), Relaunching Africa’s Economic and Social Development: the Cairo Agenda for Action (Addis Ababa: OAU). This document is also reproduced in full in the Appendix.Google Scholar

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