Development Centre Studies

OECD Development Centre

1990-0295 (online)
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This series of monographs from the OECD Development Centre covers development issues generally and in some cases issues in specific countries. It  includes Angus Maddison’s books containing long-term historical estimates of GDP for various areas of the world.

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Ownership and Partnership

Ownership and Partnership

What Role for Civil Society in Poverty Reduction Strategies? You do not have access to this content

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Ian Smillie, Henri-Bernard Solignac Lecomte
11 Dec 2003
9789264019423 (PDF) ;9789264019409(print)

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Partnership Forums are the means by which the OECD Development Assistance Committee provides a venue for non-governmental actors to express their points of view and to offer their own contributions to development policy and strategy. In December 2000, the DAC and the Development Centre held a Forum on ways of integrating civil society into policy formation in developing countries, and to identify obstacles to such involvement. Participants agreed that civil society's role in poverty-reduction strategies had been an important element in succesful implementation.

This book contains 8 papers presented at the Forum, covering experience in a variety of countries with a variety of stakeholders. The wide-ranging discussion concluded that civil-society participation in policy making not only enhances efficiency in implementation, but also contributes to the creation of more pluralistic and democratic political systems.

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Table of Contents

Preface by Louka T. Katseli
Executive Summary by Henny Helmich, Fritz Meijndert and Sohn Simpson
Chapter 1. Changing Partners; Changing Assumptions by Sulvia Borren
Chapter 2. National Dialogue: The World Bank Experience by Pablo Guerrero
Chapter 3. Civil Society and the Poverty Eradication Plan of Uganda by Walter Eberlei
Chapter 4. Civil Society and the Education System in Ghana: Decline in the Ghanaian Education System by Emmanuel Kuyole
Chapter 5. Gender, National Budgeting, and Civil Society in Tanzania
-The Swedish Approach to Poverty Reduction in Development Cooperation by Marja Ruohomaki
-Mainstreaming Gender in National Planning and Budgeting Processes: The Case of Tanzania by Aggripina Mosha
Chapter 6. The Idea of Ownership, the Reality of Systems by Judith Randel
Chapter 7. Power Relationships: Government, the Market, and Civil Society by Sulvia Borren
Chapter 8. National Dialogue: Realistic Expectations? by Ian Smillie
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