The limited value-for-money of international technical cooperation, capacity-development and institutional reform support – Effective advising in statebuilding and peacebuilding contexts

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This document is a background course on effective advising in statebuilding and peacebuilding contexts. ‘Technical Cooperation’ or ‘Technical Assistance’, mostly in the form of international experts and advisors, and loans and grants for ‘institutional reform’ constitute a huge share of official development assistance. Yet a growing body of comparative and cumulative evaluations, further bolstered by academic research, show that its overall effectiveness in terms of better functioning governments, is limited at best.


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