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In this recent provocative paper, "The Challenge of Reforming Budgetary Institutions in Developing Countries", author Richard Allen bridges an important gap in the existing literature on Public Expenditure Management, offering a thought provoking yet practical guide to help countries design and implement new PEM legislation and procedure.
To whom is a private sector consultant accountable, the donor paying their bill or the country to which they are providing technical assistance? Private sector consultants are widely used in managing and implementing Public Finance Management reform, yet questions of accountability, and consultants' role in influencing the reform agenda is under examined. 
A European Commission programme of budget support in Paraguay has enabled the government to address weaknesses within the country’s financial administration systems, according to Sergio Forte, Deputy Minister of Finance.
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30 November 2010

A group to discuss and support the pragmatic and gradual introduction of a "political economy" approach in EC Development Cooperation.

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Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 19 April 2011
Budget Support involves channeling finances directly into the treasury of partner countries. It’s a form of development assistance that represents an important form of assistance for international donors like the European Commission and in the central African nation of Rwanda, government representatives are enthusiastic about its positive impact.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 8 July 2011
Raising taxes is at the heart of nation-building. Nations cannot own their development processes if a great part of the efforts behind them is funded by external agencies. Moreover, as many donors now face increasing budget constraints, raising funds through taxation is more important than ever in developing countries.
Over the last ten years or so, the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica has implemented a broadly successful programme of tax reform, offering an interesting case study that stresses the importance of capacity development for long-term success.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 27 October 2011
More aid contracts being won locally could boost development and job creation in partner countries, according to a new report by the European Network on Debt and Development, Eurodad.
The European Union’s Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, recently presented an ‘Agenda for Change’; designed to increase the impact of EU development policy and introduce a new approach on EU budget support.
The world passed a collective milestone in October when the planet’s human population topped 7 billion drawing some development professionals to consider the impact of such a large, and in the developing world, increasingly youthful population.

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