DFID s performance in 2008 09 and the 2009 White Paper

... there also appear to be some inherent contradictions in the way that DFID goes on to address critical development sectors in the White Paper , such as agriculture . Many of the contradictions , including DFIDs research focus and ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215544629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

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DFID is right to focus more resources on fragile states if global poverty reduction goals are to be met. However, this report highlights a number of concerns about DFID's capacity to meet this and other new policy directions set out in the 2009 White Paper (Cm. 7656, ISBN 9780101765626), based on analysis of the Department's performance in 2008-09 (the Department's annual report 2008-09 published as HC 867-I,II, ISBN 9780102962154). Climate change, another key White Paper focus area, threatens progress on poverty reduction and will hit the poorest people first and hardest. The outcome of the Copenhagen Conference in December 2009 was disappointing and real progress needs to be made before the next conference at the end of this year. The White Paper also indicates that DFID will channel more funding through multilateral organisations including the EU, the UN and the World Bank. This offers the prospect of more coordinated delivery of aid, but only if these bodies increase their effectiveness and their poverty focus. The report also argues for speedier reform of the governance of the international financial institutions. The recession has had a significant impact on developing countries. It is estimated that an additional 90 million people will be affected by poverty as a combined result of the global food, financial and fuel crises over the last few years. Donors, including the UK, have responded and have sought to identify specific needs in developing countries, though many donors are failing to meet the aid commitments they have already made.

Global Statesman

DFID, Eliminating World Poverty: A Challenge for the 21st Century, White Paper on International Development, ... 9 April 2008, <http://www.dfid.gov.uk/MediaRoom/News-Stories/2008/IFFIm-raises-money-for-immunisation-/> (last accessed 25 ...

Author: David M. Webber

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474423582

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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New perspectives on the use and acquisition of a minority language

Theories and Practices of Development

Cornwall, A., S. Corrêa and S. Jolly (2008) 'Development with a body: making connections between sexuality, human rights ... Development (DFID) (1997) Eliminating World Poverty: A Challenge for the Twenty-first Century, White Paper on ...

Author: Katie Willis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136918345

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Global economic crisis and the implications of global environmental change have led academics and policy-makers to consider how ‘development’ in all parts of the world should be achieved. However, ‘development’ has always been a contested idea. While often presented as a positive process to improve people’s lives, the potential negative dimensions of ‘development’ on people and environments must also be recognized. Theories and Practices of Development provides a clear and user-friendly introduction to the complex debates around how development has been understood and achieved. The second edition has been fully updated and expanded to reflect global political and economic shifts, as well as new approaches to development. The rise of China and India is given particular attention, as is the global economic crisis and its implications for development theories and practice. There are new sections on faith-based development, and the development dimensions of climate change, as well as greater engagement with development theories as they are put into practice in the Global North. The book deals with the evolution of development ideas and policies, focusing on economic, political, social, environmental and spatial dimensions. It highlights how development cannot be considered as a neutral concept, but is entwined with inequalities in power at local, as well as national and global scales. The use of boxed examples, tables and illustrations helps students understand complex theoretical ideas and also demonstrates how development theories are put into practice in the real world. Each chapter ends with a summary section, discussion topics, suggestions for further reading and website resources.

21st Century Aid Recognising success and tackling failure

DFID White Paper (2009) 'Eliminating World Poverty: Building Our Common Future', p.126. http:l/ec.europa.eu/development/how/aid/mdg-contract_en.cfm European Commission (2008) 'Budget Support: A Question of Mutual Trust'.

Author: Jasmine Burnley

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 1848141637

Category: Economic assistance

Page: 56

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Why Africa is Poor

At http://www.dfid.gov.uk/About- DFID/Finance-and-performance/Making-DFIDs-Aid-more-effective/How-we-give-aid/Fragile-states/.3'Fragilecountriestobenefitasfocusofaidplanwasswitched',TheTimes,6July2009. 4PaulCollier, TheBottomBillion.

Author: Greg Mills

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 014352903X

Category: Business & Economics


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Economic growth does not demand a secret formula. Good development examples now abound in East Asia and further afield in others parts of Asia, and in Central America. But why then has Africa failed to realise its potential in half a century of independence? Why Africa is Poor demonstrates that Africa is poor not because the world has denied the continent the market and financial means to compete: far from it. It has not been because of aid per se. Nor is African poverty solely a consequence of poor infrastructure or trade access, or because the necessary development and technical expertise is unavailable internationally. Why then has the continent lagged behind other developing areas when its people work hard and the continent is blessed with abundant natural resources? Stomping across the continent and the developing world in search of the answer, Greg Mills controversially shows that the main reason why Africa's people are poor is because their leaders have made this choice.

Foreign Aid for Development

University of Adelaide Centre for International Economic Studies Discussion Paper 0506. ... Department for International Development White Paper 23. London: DFID. Di John, J. (2006) 'The Political Economy of Taxation and Tax Reform in ...

Author: George Mavrotas

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191573841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Foreign aid is one of the few topics in the development discourse with such an uninterrupted, yet volatile history in terms of interest and attention from academics, policymakers, and practitioners alike. Does aid work in promoting growth and reducing poverty in the developing world? Will a new 'big push' approach accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals or will another opportunity be missed? Can the lessons of almost half a century of aid giving be learnt? These are truly important questions in view of the emerging new landscape in foreign aid and recent developments related to the global financial crisis, which are expected to have far reaching implications for both donors and recipients engaged in this area. Against this shifting aid landscape, there is a pressing need to evaluate progress to date and shed new light on emerging issues and agendas. This volume brings together leading aid experts to review the progress achieved so far, identify the challenges ahead, and discuss the emerging policy agenda in foreign aid. A central conclusion of this important and timely volume is that, since development aid remains crucial for many developing countries, a huge effort is needed from both donors and aid recipients to overcome the inefficiencies and make aid work better for poor people. After all, as global citizens, we have a moral obligation to do the best we can to lift people out of poverty in the developing world. The findings of this book will be of considerable interest to professionals and policymakers engaged in policy reforms in foreign aid, and provide an essential one-stop reference for students of development, international finance, and economics.

Transnational Corporations and Local Innovation

'White Paper on Science and Technology: Preparing for the 21st Century', DST, ... Gelb, S. and A. Black, 2004a. ... Edward Elgar Publishing, 215–48. http://r4d.dfid.gov.uk/PDF/Outputs/CNEM/drc09_south_africa.pdf (accessed 17 May 2009).

Author: Jose Cassiolato

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000084256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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This series of books brings together results of an intensive research programme on aspects of the national systems of innovation (NSI) in the five BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. It provides a comprehensive and comparative examination of the challenges and opportunities faced by these dynamic and emerging economies. In discussing the impact of innovation with respect to economic, geopolitical, socio-cultural, institutional, and technological systems, it reveals the possibilities of new development paradigms for equitable and sustainable growth. This volume explores the relationship between transnational corporations (TNCs) and NSI across BRICS economies. The essays highlight the role of foreign direct investment (FDI), the evolution of TNCs and examine local factors — such as government policies, human resources, market structures, and technological capabilities — that affect collaborative efforts with indigenous firms towards innovation and development. The authors approach the thesis of technological globalisation with some caution, refuting the idea that research and development (R&D) activities have been inexorably internationalised. Original and detailed data, together with expert analyses on wide-ranging issues, make this book an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars in economics, development studies and political science, in addition to policy makers and development practitioners interested in the BRICS countries.

Between Export Promotion and Poverty Reduction

London. <http://www.dfid.gov.uk/wp2006/whitepaper-printer-friendly.pdf>, accessed 4 August 2006. DFID (2009). ... Aid Performance and Development Policies in Western Countries: Studies in US, UK, EEC and Dutch Programs.

Author: Jan-Henrik Petermann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3658000481

Category: Political Science

Page: 473

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The end of the Cold War has prompted many donors of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to fundamentally realign their global aid and trade relations. Despite recent progress in untying ODA and a number of related efforts to enhance the overall efficiency of international cooperation with the poorest countries, it remains unexplained why some OECD states have liberalised their bilateral programmes to a considerable extent – whereas others have continued to use foreign aid as a means to promote domestic exports. Jan-Henrik Petermann widens the scope of previous macro-analyses of ‘system-driven’ reorientations in tying practices in the wake of 1989/90, inquiring into donors’ national parameters of policy-making at the strategic nexus between external trade and international development.

International Support for Domestic Climate Policies in Developing Countries

For further definitions and terms see Cust (2009) and Lester and Neuhoff (2008). 2. See White and Black (2004). 3. Further discussion of target terminology and design for climate policy can be found in Philibert and Pershing (2001). 4.

Author: Karsten Neuhoff

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849770107

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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This volume examines how international cooperation can support implementation of domestic climate policies in developing countries. Six case studies explore the domestic drivers and barriers for policies with climate (co-)benefits in developing countries and show that international support can help to overcome these constraints by providing additional resources for incremental policy costs, technical assistance, and technology cooperation to build local capacity. Cooperation can also contribute to robust institutional frameworks and government policies that facilitate increased private sector investment, which supports low-carbon production and consumption. Any such cooperation has to be anchored in domestic initiatives - building on stakeholder support for policies with climate co-benefits. The studies also examines the important role played by policy indicators in successful policy implementation and how they can be linked to international incentive schemes. The contributions in this volume examine cases from institutional and national perspectives from across the globe and find that, with common but differentiated responsibility for climate policy, developed countries have to contribute more towards technological and financial support in developing countries.

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 9

White “Primary paper, Health Unpublished. Care: A Redefinition, History, Trends, ... Health Outcomes: A Rohde, J., S. Cousens, M. Chopra, V. Tangcharoensathien, R. Black, and others. 2008. “30 Years after 61. ... Siswanto, E. S. 2009.

Author: Dean T. Jamison

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464805288

Category: Medical

Page: 426

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As the culminating volume in the DCP3 series, volume 9 will provide an overview of DCP3 findings and methods, a summary of messages and substantive lessons to be taken from DCP3, and a further discussion of cross-cutting and synthesizing topics across the first eight volumes. The introductory chapters (1-3) in this volume take as their starting point the elements of the Essential Packages presented in the overview chapters of each volume. First, the chapter on intersectoral policy priorities for health includes fiscal and intersectoral policies and assembles a subset of the population policies and applies strict criteria for a low-income setting in order to propose a "highest-priority" essential package. Second, the chapter on packages of care and delivery platforms for universal health coverage (UHC) includes health sector interventions, primarily clinical and public health services, and uses the same approach to propose a highest priority package of interventions and policies that meet similar criteria, provides cost estimates, and describes a pathway to UHC.