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Entitlement, Rules, Coordination, Club, Market and Hierarchy - General Budget Support Practice and Theory: Implications of Results of the Joint Evaluation of General Budget Support

The paper discusses implications for practice and theory of the recently completed Joint Evaluation of General Budget Support 2004-06 based on case studies in Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Uganda and Vietnam. The paper first looks at the extent to which general budget support, on the evidence of the evaluation, stands up to common criticisms of the effects of aid on government in low income, aid dependent countries. Allowing for much caution owing to the short period of partnership general budget support (PGBS) programmes in some countries, the finding is that there are small but positive impacts (notably reducing unnecessary transaction costs and increasing discretion of government-thereby raising allocative and operational efficiency). Net benefits are generally greater where PGBS programmes are longer established. ...
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Research Paper
Volume:
2007/39
Title:
Entitlement, Rules, Coordination, Club, Market and Hierarchy - General Budget Support Practice and Theory: Implications of Results of the Joint Evaluation of General Budget Support
Authors:
Michael Hubbard
Publication date:
June 2007
ISSN Web:
1810-2611
ISBN Web:
9291909823
ISBN 13 Web:
9789291909827
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2007
Keywords:
aid, budget support, entitlement, rules, club, market, coordination
JEL:
H41, H50, O10, O20
Project:
Conference on 'Aid: Principles, Policies and Performance'
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contribution to the conference by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Format:
online
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