International Development Policy

International Development Policy : Aid, Emerging Economies and Global Policies

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International development cooperation is undergoing a revolution in order to cope with global challenges that cut across the rich/poor and North/South divides. Beyond the fight against poverty, development aid is called upon to address global public goods. While intergovernmental negotiations stall, bilateral and multilateral aid agencies boast to tackle climate change, food insecurity, water and energy scarcity, pandemics, armed conflicts and disasters in weak states, migrations, etc. The emergence of new aid actors radically alters the traditional aid architecture and approaches. The increasing number of poor living in middle-income countries makes poverty alleviation more of a political than a technical endeavour. The book examines how this profoundly affects international development cooperation. It questions how far bilateral and multilateral aid agencies succeed in mainstreaming global issues in their operations. It assesses how emerging and traditional donors address competing objectives, often with diverging more

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  • Electronic book text | 232 pages
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • 8 black & white tables, 15 black & white halftones
  • 113700357X
  • 9781137003577

Table of contents

PART 1: DOSSIER: AID, EMERGING ECONOMIES AND GLOBAL POLICIES Reframing Aid in a World Where the Poor Live in Emerging Countries; A.Sumner & G.Carbonnier Implementing Global Public Policies: Are the Aid Agencies Walking the Talk?; M.Mordasini The United Nations and Global Public Goods: Historical Contributions and Future Challenges; B.Jenks Policy Coherence for Development and the Political Economy of Aid; M.Carbone The Transformation of Development International Non-Governmental Organisations; T.Davies The New Realities of Global Health: Dynamics and Obstacles; M.Buissonniere China's Foreign Aid and its Role in the International Aid Architecture; M.Huang Emerging 'Donor', Geopolitical Actor: South Africa in the Global Terrain; E.Sidiropoulos Brazil's Generous Diplomacy: Friendly Dragon or Paper Tiger?; R.Muggah & E.Passarelli Hamann PART 2: REVIEW: MAJOR DEVELOPMENT POLICY TRENDS The Challenges Facing the Multilateral Trading System in Addresssing Global Public Policy Objectives; C.Bellmann, J.Hepburn, M. Wilke Finance and Economic Development; U.Panizza Beyond Aid: Policy Coherence and Europe's Development Policy; M.Carbone INFOGRAPHIC SECTION (in colour) Trends in Development Aid Aid, Emerging Economies and Global Policiesshow more

About Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

GILLES CARBONNIER is Editor-in-Chief of International Development Policy and professor of development economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. His research focuses on international development cooperation, humanitarianism, energy and the governance of natural resource, and the political economy of war. Before joining the Graduate Institute, he worked in multilateral trade negotiations, development cooperation and humanitarian more