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8. Development Actors/Acteurs du développement

8. Development Actors/Acteurs du développement

 



The landscape of development assistance has changed over the past 60 years. The dominance of Western multilateral organizations working on fighting poverty, monitoring peace, and enhancing trade has been diminished by the increased influential voice and leadership of “other development actors” –emerging powers, private charities and foundations, and civil society. New actors also means new systems which questions the relevance of the overseas development assistance model and focuses attention to results and demand-driven development.



Le contexte de l’aide au développement a changé au cours des 60 dernières années. La domination des organisations multilatérales occidentales qui s’emploient à lutter contre la pauvreté, à surveiller la paix et à stimuler le commerce s’est affaiblie en raison de l’accroissement de l’influence et du leadership d’« autres acteurs du développement » — les puissances émergentes, les fondations et les organismes de bienfaisance privés, et la société civile. Les nouveaux acteurs sont aussi synonymes de nouveaux systèmes qui remettent en question la pertinence du modèle d’aide publique au développement et font porter l’attention sur le développement axé sur les résultats et la demande.



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