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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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Articles on Economics, Public Finance & Budget Support

January 23 2015 by Coordination Team
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In 2014, experts working for the European Commission carried out a synthesis of budget support evaluations from seven different countries. “We have learned that the funds we provide don’t just go into a black hole,” said Jürgen Lovasz, Team Leader for Budget Support in the Evaluation unit at DEVCO. These funds have been used – as intended – to improve people’s livelihoods. 
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December 22 2014 by Coordination Team
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The Ebola epidemic has taken many lives, breaking up families and leaving numerous children parentless. But it has also left its mark on the economies of affected countries. In Sierra Leone it has more or less ‘destroyed’ the economy, disrupting all key sectors including agriculture, mining and tourism. Donor support has been too slow to arrive and has not ‘kept pace’ with the disease, according to Alimamy Bangura, Director of the Economic Policy and Research Unit at Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance.
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May 8 2014 by Coordination Team
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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 capacity4dev.eu the issues and challenges on the “road to zero extreme poverty”.
April 24 2014 by Coordination Team
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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
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In this week's Voices & Views Pavan Sukhdev, the founder of Green Initiatives for a Smart Tomorrow (GIST) Advisory speaks to capacity4dev.eu about the economics of biodiversity. 
November 3 2013 by Coordination Team
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Posted November 18 2014 by Coordination Team
Earlier this year, experts gathered in Brussels to discuss the Evaluation of Budget Support to Mozambique. Capacity4dev.eu 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
Capacity4dev.eu interviewed Jose Correia Nunes for a 'Voices & Views', Explaining the New Guidelines for Budget Support.  He gave...

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