Developmental States in the New Millennium: Concepts and Challenges for a New Aid Agenda

Submitted by myraidgoups on September 12, 2007 - 1:47am.

Interesting new article...

Developmental States in the New Millennium: Concepts and Challenges for a New Aid Agenda

Verena Fritz and Alina Rocha Menocal, Research Fellows, Poverty and Public Policy Group, Overseas Development, London
Development Policy Review - September 2007 - Vol. 25 Issue 5

Available online PDF [23p.] at: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1467-7679.2007.00384.x

“….The developmental state is back at the centre of the international policy debate. But policy-makers still have much to learn from the large research based
literature on the subject. In introducing a theme issue of DPR on this subject, this article provides an overview of three central topics:
- the relationship between the project of building or rebuilding effective states and the ‘good governance’ agenda;
- the role of the international aid community in stimulating or hindering state-building; and
- the search for a way forward which incorporates awareness of the variety of successful development models and of
the role that aid inevitably plays in the incentive structure of state elites in poor developing countries.

Submitted by Menka on September 12, 2007 - 2:53pm.

Hi everybody,

I am supposed to conduct a workshop for few of my organisation's African partners on the issue of advocacy strategy and plan for small organisations. I want to look at as many resources as I can and was wondering if any of you could recommend toolkits that you might be aware of or have used in the past. Any tips on areas to be covered in the workshop will also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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