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WP/018 The Changing Dynamics of Foreign Aid and Democracy in Mozambique

Research and Communication on Foreign Aid
This study explores the effects of foreign aid on democracy in Mozambique during the last decade. Aid for democracy built on historic relationships forged between donors and the government during the wartime humanitarian emergency. Foreign aid played an important role in Mozambique’s transition from war to peace and from single-party rule to multiparty politics in the early 1990s. Since 2000, aid has shifted markedly toward general budget support and away from project support. Emphasis has moved from building central government institutions to bolstering local governance, and from a focus on democracy to good governance.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Working Paper
Volume:
2012/18
Title:
WP/018 The Changing Dynamics of Foreign Aid and Democracy in Mozambique
Authors:
Carrie Manning and Monica Malbrough
Publication date:
February 2012
ISBN 13 Web:
978-92-9230-418-2
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2012
Keywords:
Mozambique, foreign aid, democracy, local governance, budget support, project support
JEL:
D72, F35, N47
Sponsor:
This working paper has been prepared within the UNU-WIDER project ‘Foreign Aid and Democracy in Africa’ directed by Danielle Resnick, which is a component of the larger UNU-WIDER programme on ‘Foreign Aid: Research and Communication (ReCom).’ UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges specific programme contributions from the governments of Denmark (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danida) and Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida) for the Research and Communication (ReCom) programme. UNU-WIDER also acknowledges core financial support to UNU-WIDER’s work programme from the governments of Finland (Ministry for Foreign Affairs), the United Kingdom (Department for International Development), and the governments of Denmark and Sweden.
Format:
online
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