Targeting Development (Routledge Studies in Development by Richard Black, Howard White

By Richard Black, Howard White

The Millennium improvement pursuits accredited by means of the UN in 2000 are, in addition to the pursuits set via the OECD in 1996 the topic of this expertly written booklet. Is improvement achieveable within the time frames given? How precious have been the objectives within the first position? How a long way have we are available in fixing the aching difficulties of the constructing international? those questions and extra and requested and answered.This awesome assortment that includes an array of revered participants and a preface from Mark Malloch Brown of the UNDP, should be required studying between improvement economists and people drawn to improvement experiences extra commonly. possibly extra importantly, the teachings discovered from this e-book shall have to be understood and acted upon by means of coverage makers at either nationwide and foreign degrees.

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2001) ‘Not Philanthropy but Rights: Rights-Based Humanitarianism and the Proper Politicisation of Humanitarian Philosophy in War’, Humanitarian Practice Network Conference Paper, London: Overseas Development Institute, February. pdf). —— (2001) Road Map towards the Implementation of the United Nations Millennium Declaration: Report of the Secretary-General, Document A/56/326, New York: UN. White, H. (1999) ‘Global Poverty Reduction: Are We Heading in the Right Direction’, Journal of International Development, 11(4): 503–519.

For example, it is possible to tell already whether certain individual development targets are likely to be achieved – indeed, that is one purpose of this book. Moreover, some indirect pressure could be brought to bear on development agencies, for example via the media, if progress is not being achieved. There might be calls for the resignation of a minister or senior officials who were seen as falling short of stated objectives. However, even if it were possible to hold individuals or departments accountable in this way, this still begs a number of important questions, notably the question of to whom such individuals or departments should be accountable.

The first is the establishment of poverty at the top of the development agenda during the 1990s. Of course, poverty has always been a concern for development agencies, though the extent to which it has received explicit attention has varied greatly across time, and between different agencies. Yet during the 1990s nearly all development agencies have reaffirmed and strengthened their commitment to poverty reduction and have been searching for ways in which to realise this commitment. The end of the Cold War in some respects released development aid from its political straitjacket, allowing greater autonomy for development agencies in the definition of their objectives.

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