OECD Development Co-operation Working Papers

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2222-0518 (online)
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10.1787/22220518
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OECD Development Co-operation Working Papers cover work on understanding aid flows, strengthening aid delivery and improving development policy. Topics include, among others, aid statistics and architecture, aid effectiveness, capacity development, development co-operation systems and management, evaluation of development programmes, as well as the relationship between development and trade, conflict and fragility, environment, gender equality, governance and poverty reduction.
 
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  N° 7   01 Dec 2012 Click to Access:  Building a "Fragile Consensus": Liberalisation and State Fragility
Peter Middlebrook
This research paper seeks to answer three central questions: (i) how can different forms of liberalisation be classified; (ii) how have liberalisation policies and measures affected conflict-affected and fragile states; and (iii) what are the essential institutional governance pre-conditions to...
  N° 4   01 Oct 2012 Click to Access:  Exporting from Fragile States
Anke Hoeffler
Although fragile states account for 15% of the global population they only contribute about 2% of exports. Trade is widely believed to be an important determinant of development. This paper analyses the challenges and opportunities faced by fragile states in their bid to diversify their...
  N° 6   01 Oct 2012 Click to Access:  From Spoilers to Statebuilders: Constructive Approaches to Engagement with Non-State Armed Groups in Fragile States
Sukanya Podder
The global policy discourse and the war on terror tend to ignore the wide variety of roles and agendas of non-state armed groups (NSAGs), viewing them primarily as threats to security, negative for peace and as important spoilers that can undermine successful peace building. They tend to be...
  N° 14   16 Dec 2013 Click to Access:  Green Growth and Poverty Reduction
Michael King
This paper explores the policy coherence for development (PCD) dimensions of green growth strategies pursued by OECD member states. The coherence challenge is to design OECD green growth policies in order to maximise the positive synergies and minimise the negatives effects on pro-poor growth...
  N° 2   01 Oct 2012 Click to Access:  Growth, Aid and Policies in Countries Recovering from War
Anke Hoeffler
What happens to countries after civil war or other conflict comes to an end? This paper shows that post-war economies can experience a peace dividend involving higher than average growth rates, and that aid can increase this dividend. Since post-war countries face the twin challenges of...
  N° 11   01 Sep 2013 Click to Access:  Guarantees for Development
Mariana Mirabile, Julia Benn, Cécile Sangaré
This Working Paper presents the results of a Survey on Guarantees for Development carried out in the context of the OECD DAC work to modernise statistics on external development finance post 2015. No comprehensive and internationally comparable data on guarantees for development and the volume...
  N° 3   01 Oct 2012 Click to Access:  International Markets for Security and Military Assistance
Roy Isbister, Tom Donnelly
The end of the Cold War, globalisation, and the new global security paradigm following the 9/11 attacks have seen a rapid increase in arms production and producers across different geographic regions, as well as the growth of private security enterprises in areas that were previously primarily...
  N° 9   01 Jan 2013 Click to Access:  Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire? Migration from Fragile States to Fragile States
Anke Hoeffler
Fragile states contributed 18 million migrants and 8 million refugees in 2000. More than 20% of these migrants and more than half of the refugees settle in other fragile states. Thus, migration is likely to be both a consequence and a possible cause of conflict and fragility. This paper asks...
  N° 13   16 Dec 2013 Click to Access:  Risk and Resilience
Andrew Mitchell
Resilience has gained significant prominence following the re-examination of the performance of the humanitarian and development aid systems in light of the two major food security crises in East and West Africa over the last two years, coupled with ongoing ‘post-2015’ negotiations on key...
  N° 10   01 Feb 2013 Click to Access:  The Challenges of Supporting Effective Security and Justice Development Programming
Nicole Ball, Luc van de Goor
Early 2010, the DAC International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) Task Team on Peacebuilding, Statebuilding and Security commissioned an analysis of the critical impediments to effective donor engagement in the area of security and justice development in conflict-affected and fragile...
  N° 12   01 Dec 2013 Click to Access:  The Evolution of Official Development Assistance
William Hynes, Simon Scott
The definition of Official Development Assistance (ODA) has for 40 years been the global standard for measuring donor efforts in supporting development co-operation objectives. It has provided the yardstick for documenting the volume and the terms of the concessional resources provided,...
  N° 8   01 Dec 2012 Click to Access:  The Power of Radical Islamist Ideas in Fragile States in Parts of Sub-Saharan Africa
Abdelkérim Ousman
In parts of sub-Saharan Africa, radical Islamists are targeting fragile and conflict-affected states and encouraging the formation of groups which act against the state (either violently or subversively). These processes exacerbate existing fragility and increase conflicts among communities in...
  N° 1   04 Apr 2011 Click to Access:  Training and Beyond: Seeking Better Practices for Capacity Development
Jenny Pearson
This paper is the result of a joint effort of OECD/DAC and LenCD to assemble the critical messages about training and learning that are emerging from the current international scrutiny of training and capacity development. It synthesises current wisdom on the topic, and offers a sense of...
  N° 5   01 Oct 2012 Click to Access:  Transnational Organised Crime and Fragile States
Paula Miraglia, Rolando Ochoa, Ivan Briscoe
Transnational organised crime (TOC) refers to a fluid and diversified industry that engages in illicit activities ranging from drug and human trafficking to drug smuggling, piracy and money laundering. Although it may affect strong states, conflict-affected and fragile states are especially...
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