Getting Collier’s Bottom Billion to the Top

Apr 02, 2008

The latest issue of the Institute of Development Studies’ publication, In Focus, explores the strengths and weaknesses of the policies advocated in Paul Collier’s book ‘The Bottom Billion’. The 13 four-page policy briefs discuss the key issues raised by Collier, including aid, trade, military intervention and international conventions. Read them here.The briefs were written by a […]

African Parliaments becoming a force?

Mar 31, 2008

The UK’s Africa All Party Parliamentary Group (AAPPG), has just released its report on Strengthening Parliaments in Africa: Improving Support. The report explores the factors that hold African parliaments back and how international donors can better support them. The report will be on their website later this week. We list some of the findings below. WHAT […]

Getting serious about Budget Support

Mar 13, 2008

Budget support is meant to build democratic accountability for public funds and reduce the amount of red tape involved with donor transactions. The challenge of budget support is to change the relationship between donors and recipient government as well as between governments and their citizens. If this is not done, budget support is doomed to […]