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By Jennifer Welsh, Ngaire Woods

Can strong governance be exported? overseas improvement help is extra usually being utilized to strengthening governance in constructing nations, and in Exporting strong Governance: Temptations and demanding situations in Canada’s relief application, the editors compile various views to enquire no matter if reduction for solid governance works. the 1st portion of the booklet outlines the altering face of foreign improvement suggestions and concepts of excellent governance. the second one part analyzes six countries: 3 are nations to which Canada has committed a good portion of its relief efforts over the last 5 to 10 years: Ghana, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. are more moderen and extra complicated “fragile states,” the place Canada has engaged: Haiti and Afghanistan. those 5 are then in comparison with Mauritius, which has loved really sturdy governance. the ultimate part seems at demanding situations and new instructions for Canadas improvement coverage. Co-published with the Centre for foreign Governance Innovation

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Security policy has been pursued by individual member states, with the costs even of shared actions such as the recent joint military interventions in Macedonia (Operation Concordia) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Operation Artemis) being borne mainly by individual participating states. 30 billion) in 2004. In June 2003 significant changes became noticeable when a new EU security framework was adopted (General Affairs and External Relations Council 2003). The 2003 framework declared security as a “first condition for development”—although it did not mention the reverse possibility, that development may sometimes be a first condition for security.

But with acute budgetary pressures besetting Japan, France, Germany, and the United States (among others), it is a virtual certainty that much of the new aid flow (generated largely to fund the War on Terror as defined by the United States) will dry up. Development agencies, with their more stable budgets, will THE CHANGING POLITICS OF AID then be urged to give priority to the development needs of countries at the front lines of the War on Terror. Paradoxically, previously rational efforts to enhance coordination and coherence among donors may now in some instances be counterproductive.

Section v looks at what a fundamental reappraisal would involve. Some donors are starting to take a serious interest in the relevant political science research. This is informing internal debates and informal discussions that increasingly recognize the scale of the challenge confronted by poor countries seeking to build more effective, legitimate public institutions; the fundamental lack of knowledge about the processes involved; and the limitations on what external actors can contribute. But these insights are only partly reflected in more formal policy statements.

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