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– Rethinking our approach to the world’s most fragile states
David Carment, Yiagadeesen Samy - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Those fragile states whose stagnation is so tenacious despite generous aid programs, and substantial and costly interventions, are stuck in a ‘fragility trap.’ Caught in a low-level equilibrium, trapped states appear to be in a perpetual political and economic limbo that can last for...

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– Foreign aid, national ownership, and donor alignment in Mali and Ghana
Stephen Brown - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki

This paper examines the application of the first two principles of the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, namely ownership and alignment, to the cases of Mali and Ghana. It argues that Western donors and recipient governments have adopted the Paris Principles mainly in form, rather than...

Research Brief pdf
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

In Mali aid has had a positive impact on some areas of democratic consolidation such as strengthening the economy and civil society, election support and conflict resolution. Three significant structural problems were not addressed properly by donors; weak institutions of...

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François Bourguignon, Jean-Philippe Platteau - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Aid co-ordination is a constant theme of discussion among national and international aid agencies in their search for more effectiveness and efficiency in delivering development assistance. This paper seeks to clarify some of the arguments currently made in support of aid co-ordination, and to...

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– The Resilient Problem of Human Development
Jamie Bleck, Kristin Michelitch - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Jamie Bleck and Kristin Michelitch [1] Mali has continued to be in the news since its military coup in March 2012. Much of the news coverage on Mali is now centered on French military intervention in the formerly occupied northern areas and the political events in Bamako. As the international...

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– The Donors and Mali’s Democracy
Nicolas van de Walle - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Mali long seemed a model, low-income democracy. Yet, in a few short weeks in early 2012, more than half of the territory came under the military control of an Islamist secessionist movement, and a military coup deposed the democratically-elected government in the capital. Given the substantial...

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Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Tony Addison Finland traditionally celebrates the start of summer on 1st May (the ‘Vappu’ holiday), and UNU-WIDER currently basks in warm sunshine. At this point in the year the daylight lasts for 18 hours, with everyone taking advantage of the long, light evenings. In winter, the...

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