Economics, Public Finance & Budget Support

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The economics, public finance and budget support topic page covers issues such as macroeconomic stability, fiscal policy, economic growth, public debt, public finance management (including procurement), financial accountability as well as their practical implications for development programmes, in particular budget support operations but also technical cooperation projects.

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May 8 2014 by Coordination Team
The Chronic Poverty Report 2014-2015 initiates a new approach to tackling extreme poverty in developing countries, “shin[ing] a light on the millions of people worldwide who are thought to be living in chronic poverty”. Andrew Shepherd, Director of the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN) explained to the issues and challenges on the “road to zero extreme poverty”.
April 24 2014 by Coordination Team
Thinking about the Caribbean, the first image that comes to mind is usually tranquil beaches with white sand and coconut trees. In fact, this diverse region is facing many challenges and changes.
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February 26 2014 by Coordination Team
In this week's Voices & Views Pavan Sukhdev, the founder of Green Initiatives for a Smart Tomorrow (GIST) Advisory speaks to about the economics of biodiversity. 
November 3 2013 by Coordination Team
A Joint Evaluation of Budget Support to Tanzania from 2005/06 to 2011/12 was completed earlier this year, with the results discussed this month in Brussels. While the general consensus is that its use has been positive, showing good results, some important lessons arose during its implementation, and can be applied to other Budget Support situations.
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April 4 2013 by Coordination Team
The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability Framework (PEFA) has been praised as a useful tool to underpin Public Finance Management (PFM) reforms by representatives of Latin American countries at a recent seminar in Brussels.
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February 13 2013 by Coordination Team
Budget Support comprises around 20% of the European Union’s aid to partner countries, with 125 ongoing operations in more than 80 countries. New Guidelines provide improved levels of safety and transparency in its application.
November 9 2012 by Coordination Team
How is Policy Dialogue put into practice in the education sector in Cambodia? What’s working, what isn’t? How has it been strengthened? And how effective is it, taking the example of dialogue about budget allocation to education?
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July 18 2012 by Coordination Team
In the second part of a series on how Sector Budget Support can extend to Civil Society and what can be achieved,  Dominique Wauters, Head of Cooperation in the regionalised EU Delegation of Quito, Ecuador, shares his experience of engaging with civil society to build partnerships for service delivery and encourage more inclusive policy dialogue. 
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July 4 2012 by Coordination Team
How can Sector Budget Support embrace Civil Society and what can be achieved? How can such support offer an effective way to strengthen sector capacity and governance? In this first of a two-part series on, Jozet Muller from the EU Delegation to South Africa shares her experience of engaging with civil society in ways that are helping to promote transparency and accountability.
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February 7 2012 by Coordination Team
Over the past couple of years a number of donor agencies have adopted Political Economy Analysis tools to assist development practice. The European Union Delegation to Zambia recently carried out two pilot political economy studies. Their experience provides lessons for developing an EC tool.
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Posted November 18 2014 by Coordination Team
Earlier this year, experts gathered in Brussels to discuss the Evaluation of Budget Support to Mozambique. had a chance to interview...
Posted February 22 2013 by Dorota Panczyk-...
The final version of the Good Practice Note on Sequencing Public Finance Management (PFM) Reforms together with the accompanying background papers is...
Posted February 14 2013 by Coordination Team interviewed Jose Correia Nunes for a 'Voices & Views', Explaining the New Guidelines for Budget Support.  He gave...

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