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Aid, Politics and Development: A Donor Perspective


  • Jeremy Armon


Political governance and state effectiveness are enjoying something of a resurgence in aid-policy debates. While adherence to the principles of the Paris Declaration may be necessary for developmental progress, there is a growing recognition that politics is the ultimate determinant of developmental outcomes. This article argues that a political governance sensibility harnessed to the Paris principles may be the best and only hope for developmental progress in the twenty-first century. But it has challenging implications - not least for development professionals and agencies, who will find themselves requiring new and unfamiliar skills. Copyright 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Jeremy Armon, 2007. "Aid, Politics and Development: A Donor Perspective," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 25(5), pages 653-656, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:25:y:2007:i:5:p:653-656

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    1. Buntaine, Mark T., 2011. "Does the Asian Development Bank Respond to Past Environmental Performance when Allocating Environmentally Risky Financing?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 336-350, March.

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