Aid as handmaiden for the development of institutions : a new comparative perspective
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Physical description
- xiii, 261 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Institutional Evolution through Development Cooperation: An Overview-- Machiko Nissanke and Yasutami Shimomura 2. Shifting Grounds in Aid Relationships and Effectiveness Debate: Implications for Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa-- Machiko Nissanke 3. The Eastern Seaboard Development Plan and Industrial Cluster in Thailand: A Quantitative Overview-- Fumiharu Mieno 4. The Eastern Seaboard Development Plan of Thailand: Institutional Aspects of the Challenges and Responses-- Yasutami Shimomura 5. ODA and Economic Development in Vietnam: An Assessment on the Transfer of Intangible Resources-- Tran Van Tho and Nguyen Anh Duong 6. Brantas River Basin Development Plan of Indonesia-- Koji Fujimoto 7. Institutional Comparative Study of Brantas and Kilimanjaro Development Programmes and its Policy Implications-- Kazuto Tsuji 8. China: From an Aid Recipient to an Emerging Major Donor-- Takaaki Kobayashi.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Through comparative studies of aid supported infrastructure projects in East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the book examines how aid could assist development processes by facilitating development of local endogenous institutions, which are both pro-growth and pro-poor. Applying comparative institutional analyses based on the concept of endogenous institutions and institutional changes, and exploring the model of 'development cooperation', the book examines aid effectiveness in a broader context of institution development in the two regions. It offers a new perspective on the institutions-development nexus, alternative to the conventional one with its emphasis of an inevitable institutional convergence to a monolithic universal model. It argues that socially and politically sustainable development involves institutional innovation by developing endogenous institutions, firmly embedded in a local social-political system. The book offers policy lessons from the East Asian experiences with aid-supported infrastructure projects to governments in sub-Saharan Africa, the international aid community, including emerging development partners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Machiko Nissanke and Yasutami Shimomura.