Towards Donors’ Responsibility in Monitoring Budget Support: Political and Technical Considerations

Marta Wood-Valdivielso, Enrico Colombo


A very thin line separates the donor's role as an active agent in the development process from his complementary role. Particularly in the case of budget support, donors seem to be progressively retreating from their monitoring tasks by appealing to the appropriation principle stated in the Paris Declaration. This article reviews some of the most frequent elements of this lack of monitoring of budget support, both at political and technical level.

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