The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid [NOOK Book]

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Throughout the book, the authors offer suggestions about how to improve aid's effectiveness. These suggestions include how to structure evaluations in order to improve outcomes, how to employ agency staff to gain from their on-the-ground experience, and how to engage stakeholders as 'owners' in the design, resource mobilization, learning, and evaluation processes of development assistance programs.
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The Samaritan's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Development Aid

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Overview

Throughout the book, the authors offer suggestions about how to improve aid's effectiveness. These suggestions include how to structure evaluations in order to improve outcomes, how to employ agency staff to gain from their on-the-ground experience, and how to engage stakeholders as 'owners' in the design, resource mobilization, learning, and evaluation processes of development assistance programs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191535338
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/8/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Clark Gibson is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies program at the University of California, San Diego. He is currently a member of the American Political Science Association Executive Committee. He has held positions at Indiana University and acted as a consultant for the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development, and the Carter Center. Krister Andersson has worked with development aid issues since 1991. He has served as an international civil servant and consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Bank and non-governmental organizations in Bolivia, Costa Rica and Sweden. He served as a technical advisor on environmental conflicts in Ecuador's Ministry of the Environment in 1997-1998. A postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC) at Indiana University, he studies the politics of international development and environmental governance in non-industrial societies. Elinor Ostrom is Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, and the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Sujai Shivakumar received his doctorate in Economics from George Mason University, specializing in Constitutional Political Economy, and later pursued post-doctoral research in the political economy of development at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. He is currently an official with the US National Academies' Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy.

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Table of Contents

1 What's wrong with development aid? 3
2 Laying the theoretical foundations for the study of development aid 23
3 Better development through better policy? : development aid's challenges at the collective-choice level 49
4 Sorting out the tangle : incentives across action situations in development aid 61
5 A formal analysis of incentives in strategic interactions involving an international development cooperation agency, Roy Gardner and Christopher J. Waller 87
6 All aid is not the same : the incentives of different types of aid 112
7 Applying the IAD framework : the incentives inside a development agency 131
8 Incentives for contractors in aid-supported activities, Krister Andersson and Matthew R. Auer 160
9 Sida aid in electricity and natural resource projects in India 171
10 Sida aid in electricity and natural resource projects in Zambia 198
11 What have we learnt about aid? 223
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