Do donors practice what they preach?. The allocation of budget support by OECD-DAC donors Susan Dodsworth, McGill University Australasian Aid and Development Policy Workshop 14 February 2014. The puzzle. Do bilateral donors follow their own policies when they allocate budget support?.
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The allocation of budget support by OECD-DAC donors
Susan Dodsworth, McGill University
Australasian Aid and Development Policy Workshop
14 February 2014
Do bilateral donors follow their own policies when they allocate budget support?
Part 1: Quantitative
Part 2: Qualitative
Semi-structured interviews with donor officials:
Zambia and Uganda in late 2013, early 2014.
14 core interviews with bilateral budget support donors.
Additional interviews with multilateral donors and non-budget support donors.
You make a commitment and you sign that commitment... you have to respect your commitments.
... not all donors are convinced that the human rights issue has changed. The issues might have become more visible, but we're not sure that the situation is so much worse.
It was a big issue in the Swedish press. And after that budget support had a really bad reputation... We [the Embassy] were ready to resume budget support towards the end of 2010, but our Government said no.... It was really in the media that Zambia was the face of corruption...
Decisions are interdependent, particularly in the case of suspensions.
The main reason really is that Finland tends not to go solo anywhere. We don't see the value in making a solo stand on almost any issue, anywhere, because we feel that we are a small country. It's counterproductive and detrimental to both parties.