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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...

Research Brief pdf
– A Trade-Off Between Governance and Democracy?
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

In Mozambique donors have shifted focus from project aid to budget support in an effort to reform the public sector and ‘justice, legality and public order’. While budget support has increased state capacity and helped Mozambique’s donor community find...

Research Brief pdf
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Democracy assistance and donor support have been key in fostering a new type of civil society, dominated by NGOs, the legal community and churches. The bulk of donor funding to Zambia is channelled to the executive through budget support, this has the potential to increase...

Research Brief pdf
– The Impact of Development Aid and Democracy Assistance
UNU -WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

Development aid was effective in promoting democratic transitions during the 1990s in African countries beset by economic crisis domestic discontent, and a high dependency on aid. Development aid also influenced democratic transition indirectly through conditionalities that...

Blog
Annett Victorero - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

13 December 2013 Annett Victorero The effects of development aid are not straightforward, and often have unintended consequences. An inflow of money causes shifts and entrenchment of political and economic power, and gives influence and responsibility to new actors, inside and outside the...

Policy Brief pdf
– Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid
Danielle Resnick - UNU Press, 2013 - Tokyo, Japan

When, why and how has foreign aid facilitated, or hindered, democracy in recipient countries? Focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, this policy brief examines the impact of foreign aid on supporting transitions from one-party to multiparty regimes, preventing democratic breakdown and the erosion of civil...

– Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid
Danielle Resnick, Nicolas van de Walle - Oxford University Press, 2013 - Oxford, UK

Despite impressive economic growth rates over the last decade, foreign aid still plays a significant role in Africa's political economies.This book asks when, why, and how foreign aid has facilitated, or hindered, democratization in sub-Saharan Africa. Instead of looking at foreign aid as a...

– Lessons from the 2012 elections
Danielle Resnick - African Affairs, 2013 - Oxford, UK

Senegal's 2012 presidential and legislative elections reaffirmed the country's longstanding reputation as one of Africa's most stable democracies. The elections also represented a critical juncture for the country's party system, demonstrated by the use of new campaign techniques as...

Danielle Resnick - Party Politics, 2013 - New York, USA

In a region where democratization has led to a proliferation of opposition parties, pre-electoral coalitions represent an obvious means by which to reduce excessive party fragmentation in Africa. However, this article examines whether such coalitions facilitate democratic consolidation in terms of...

Book Chapter
– The Limits of Foreign Aid on Malawi's Democratic Consolidation
Danielle Resnick - , 2013
Book Chapter
– Foreign Aid and the Challenge of Deepening Democracy in Benin
Mamoudou Gazibo - , 2013
Book Chapter
– The Limits of External Democracy Assistance
Theo Yakah, Emmanuel Gyimah-Boadi - , 2013
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