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Ownership : l’appropriation des politiques de développement, de la théorie à la mise en pratique

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  • Marc Raffinot


    (DIAL, University Paris Dauphine,EURIsCO)

(english) The ownership of the development policies is the very basis of the new international consensus formulated in the Paris Declaration (2005). The theoretical foundations of this approach remain somehow unclear, and we can hardly consider that PRSPs are really “owned” by the recipient Governments. For instance, PRSPs are not re-drawn, even after political change at the head of the State. The main problem is that Bretton Woods institutions “assess” the PRSPs, so they can be suspected of conflicting interests. A peer review may help to resolve this dilemma, but the main point would be to assess the quality of the process, not the policies (this approach being used in the framework of the PEFA assessment of the public finance management). _________________________________ (français) L’appropriation des politiques de développement est devenue la base du nouveau consensus international formulé dans la Déclaration de Paris (2005). Les fondements théoriques de cette approche n’ont guère été explicités, et il est difficile de considérer que les Documents de Stratégies de Réduction de la Pauvreté (DSRP) traduisent réellement les options autonomes des gouvernements, notamment parce que ces documents demeurent généralement inchangés lors des alternances politiques. Le problème de base est que ces DSRP censés traduire l’appropriation sont « approuvés » en fin de compte par les Institutions de Bretton Woods, ce qui les rend juges et parties. Différentes options peuvent être envisagées pour faire progresser l’appropriation en pratique, tant au niveau institutionnel (une évaluation par les pairs pourrait aider à résoudre ce dilemme) qu’au niveau du contenu de l’évaluation de la qualité de l’appropriation.

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Date of creation: Mar 2009
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