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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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Owned by: 
Xavier Le Mounier
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12 October 2010

Economics, public finance, domestic revenue mobilisation & budget support

288 members 469 posts 4 recommendations
Improving Integrated Financial Management Information Systems Led by expert Dr Carolyne Stanforth.
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.
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.
Should donors be providing more or less budget support and does it have a significant impact on poverty reduction? Is it value for money and how could it be used more effectively? These are just some of the questions the European Commission asked at a recent public consultation.
As the European Commission and the Member States of the European Union are busy shaping the future of EU Budget Support, voices from civil society and developing countries call for strengthened budget support as one of the most effective ways of providing aid to poor countries.
How can you use a barometer to measure the temperature? You can’t and that’s the point: Selecting the right metrics near the outset of a public policy programme is one of the keys to properly measuring impact, according to a new guide.
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 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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