Development Cooperation: Challenges of the New Aid by S. Klingebiel

By S. Klingebiel

The goals of and explanations for improvement cooperation have replaced considerably lately. along with pursuing brief- and longer-term pursuits of their personal monetary, international coverage and different pursuits, donors frequently have a recognisable and actual curiosity in supporting nations of their procedures of improvement.

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For an understanding of the development perspective of fragile statehood the following substantive links are also important: first, in the late 1990s the debate on the most effective possible use of development cooperation resources led to some concentration on “good performers”. In the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee and similar fora a question being considered in depth is therefore how countries deemed to be fragile and receiving little development aid compared to their needs should be treated in the future (see, OECD / DAC 2012c).

0009 Partner Countries  Integrated policy approaches Violent conflict may be the expression of acute fragility in a country or region. How it can be confronted with civil and military approaches is among the major questions and challenges facing international policy. For this there are not least the following two reasons: First, the question is what steps the international community is prepared to take in heightened violent situations which may lead to or entail a humanitarian disaster. Military resources can and must only ever be used as a last resort.

Rather, the wide range of tasks and problems calls for different actors. The second perspective proceeds from the assumption that the multilateral system is characterised by losses of impact and fragmentation. The system consequently features a wide variety of actors, often performing overlapping tasks and often having only a limited resource endowment. This, it is argued, results in losses of efficiency and effectiveness (transaction costs and so on) for partner countries when aid is provided.

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