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Issues to Consider in Assessing International Support for Realizing Children’s Rights: A Reflection on Aid Modalities and Transparency in Reporting, and a Review of Aid for Basic Social Services

The paper reflects on the potential of the OECD-DAC creditor reporting system to systematically capture flows of official development assistance (ODA) in support of realizing children’s rights. The growth in modalities for delivering aid, including sector programmes, sector wide approaches (SWAPs), dedicated funds which encompass public-private partnerships such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, as well as the OECD-DAC commitment to promote harmonization and simplification in the provision of ODA and promote government ownership through general budget support raises challenges to assessing ODA for children. The question also needs asking whether singling out and measuring direct assistance to children is meaningful. ...
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Research Paper
Volume:
2007/62
Title:
Issues to Consider in Assessing International Support for Realizing Children’s Rights: A Reflection on Aid Modalities and Transparency in Reporting, and a Review of Aid for Basic Social Services
Authors:
Eva Jespersen and Julia Benn
Publication date:
October 2007
ISSN Web:
1810-2611
ISBN 13 Web:
9789292300111
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2007
Keywords:
ODA, basic social services, sector programmes, SWAPs
JEL:
F35, H53, I38, J13
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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