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Situación y retos de la cooperación española para el fortalecimiento de las instituciones públicas/Situation and Challenges of Spanish Foreign Aid for Better Governance

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    (Departamento de Economía Aplicada, UNIVERSIDAD CEU SAN PABLO, ESPAÑA.)



    (Presidente de la ONGD FUNCIONA, ESPAÑA.)

Este artículo analiza la situación y los retos actuales de la cooperación española en materia de fortalecimiento de las instituciones públicas. En primer lugar, tratamos de definir a qué nos referimos con el concepto de “fortalecimiento de instituciones públicas”, frente a la idea de “aumento de recursos organizativos”. En se¬gundo lugar analizamos la importancia cuantitativa que la cooperación española otorga a este tipo de acciones basándonos principalmente en la base de datos del Seguimiento PACI 2010. Después pasamos al estudio de las principales fortalezas y debilidades de nuestra cooperación en este sector, partiendo de entrevistas semi¬abiertas llevadas a cabo con personal técnico de tres organismos públicos de cooperación y de 17 ONGD, así como de las evaluaciones realizadas por la Dirección General de Planificación y Evaluación de Políticas de Desarrollo. El artículo termina con una serie de conclusiones y recomendaciones para que la ayuda española en este sector sea más efectiva. This article analyzes the situation and the current challenges of Spanish development assistance aimed at public institutional development. First, we try to define what we mean by the concept of "public institutional development", as against the idea of "increasing organizational resources". Secondly we analyze the quantitative importance of Spanish cooperation granted to such actions based mainly on the 2010 PACI tracking database. Then we the main strengths and weaknesses of our cooperation in this sector, on the basis of semi-open interviews carried out with technical personnel of three public cooperation agencies, 17 NGO and the evaluations carried out by the Directorate-General of planning and evaluation of development policies. The article ends with a series of conclusions and recommendations for the Spanish aid in this sector to be more effective.

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Volume (Year): 30 (2012)
Issue (Month): (Diciembre)
Pages: 997-1022

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