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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.



Recent Submissions

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    The UN has played a bigger and more influential role in development thinking and action than often realized. In contrast to the Bretton Woods Institutions, development approaches in the UN have been multi-disciplinary, ...
  • Chin, Gregory; Heine, Jorge (2013)
    This chapter assesses the institutional consequences of the misalignment of representational arrangements in the main consultative forums for development cooperation, given the considerable shifts in the actual balance ...
  • Kharas, Homi (2013)
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  • Leipziger, Danny (2013)
    Development thinking has evolved from the early works of W. Arthur Lewis and Paul Rosenstein-Rodan and has been influenced by new and varied schools of thought. Emphases have shifted from capital accumulation and technical ...
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  • Adelman, Carol; Spantchak, Yulya (2013)
    While Official Development Assistance (ODA) comprised the majority of resource flows in international development during much of the twentieth century, today private money, composed of philanthropy, remittances, and ...
  • Naidoo, Kumi; Borren, Sylvia (2013)
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    From power states to welfare states, we track the history of ideas and practices of state developmental action through the ebb and flow of arguments for intervention. We compare justifications of state intervention based ...