From Recipients to Donors Emerging Powers and the Changing Development Landscape

ISBN-10: 1848139462

ISBN-13: 9781848139466

Edition: 2012

Authors: Emma Mawdsley
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Description: Foreign aid has seen enormous changes in the last decade. In the early millennium, it appeared that donor nations might succeed in combating partisan interests, and commit to a new era of coordinated policies and practices. However, the last few years have witnessed a number of challenges to this model: the problematic intrusion of security agendas; inherent difficulties in harmonization and alignment; and difficulties in securing promised finances after the financial crises. One of the key challenges arises from the growing proliferation of donors, with the growing flow of development funds that are by-passing the official agencies and being directed through NGOs, foundations, private organizations and remittances. Whilst reviewing all of these issues, this book focuses on one of the biggest challenges, the growth of so-called 'New development donors', such as Brazil, China, Hungary, Korea, India, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the United Arab Emirates. Some of these countries are relative newcomers to formal development assistance, whilst others have been active for decades. Their increasing visibility has been driven by: the rapidly expanding scale and scope of China's development assistance around the world; scrutiny of Islamic aid following 9/11; and EU debates over development policy alignment following the EU-15 accession in 2004. Are the growth of these new development donors a positive or negative thing for development? The New Development Donors weighs the positive and negative effects before concentrating on the new donors direct 'development cooperation' policies and practices. Drawing on the author's rich original empirical research, whilst expertly condensing existing published and unpublished material, this is an essential and unique critical analysis and review for anyone with an academic or professional interest in development, aid and international relations.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 8/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Tables and boxes
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Contexts: the rising powers and mainstream foreign aid
Histories and lineages of non-DAC aid and development cooperation
The (re-)-emerging development partners today: institutions, recipients and flows
Modalities and practices: the substance of (re-)emerging development partnerships
Discourse, imagery and performance: constructing non-DAC development assistance
Institutional overtures, challenges and changes: changing development governance
From aid to development effectiveness and New Global Partnerships
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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