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Monday 27 February 2017

Development

Geographical distribution of financial flows to developing countries 2017: disbursements, commitments, country indicators 2011-2015.

Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Development Assistance Committee

This annual publication provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows to around 150 developing countries. The data show each country's intake of official development assistance and well as other official and private funds from members of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, multilateral agencies and other key donors. Key development indicators are given for reference.

  • ISBN: 9789264268647
  • 48.00

Development

Making politics work for development: harnessing transparency and citizen engagement.

World Bank policy research report
Corporate Author:
World Bank

Too often, even reform leaders in countries fail to adopt and implement policies that they know are necessary for sustained economic development. They are encumbered by adverse political incentives, running the risk of losing office should they try to do the right thing. When technically sound policies are selected on paper, implementation through the public system can run into perverse norms of behavior among public officials and citizens to extract private benefits from the public sector at the expense of the greater public interest. Making Politics Work for Development is about how to make politics work for economic development rather than against it. It focuses on research about two forces - citizens' political engagement and transparency - that explain and hold the potential to improve political incentives and norms of behavior in the public sector. The research shows that the confluence of transparency and political engagement can be a driving force for countries to transition toward better functioning public sector institutions, starting with their own initial and contextual conditions. To harness the potential of these forces, policy actors should target transparency to nourish the quality of political engagement so that citizens can hold leaders accountable for the public goods needed for development.

  • ISBN: 9781464807718
  • 32.50