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Response: towards effective aid and sustainable development solutions

Response: towards effective aid and sustainable development solutions

Books or book chapters, November 2014
ODI Research Fellow Katie Peters contributes to this electronic eBook version of the magazine RESPONSE published by the TIMES Group on behalf of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). The focus is on innovative ideas for cost effective disaster, reposnse, aid and sustainable development solutions.
State capacity and malnutrition: a critical analysis of capacity support to Sierra Leone's nutrition sector

State capacity and malnutrition: a critical analysis of capacity support to Sierra Leone's nutrition sector

Books or book chapters, November 2014
This book chapter appears in the volume, 'New Challenges to Food Security: From Climate Change to Fragile States', edited by Ian Christoplos and Adam Pain. It offers a critical analysis of Sierra Leone's nutrition sector - and of the current system of capacity support underlying it.
Regional Integration in South Asia

Regional Integration in South Asia

Books or book chapters, October 2014
Edited by Mohammad A Razzaque and Yurendra Basnett
A consolidated voume ducomenting analytical research by the Commonwealth Secretariat's work programme on regional cooperation in South Asia.
PFM Reforms: Signals and Adaptation

PFM Reforms: Signals and Adaptation

Books or book chapters, September 2014
This book chapter discusses the problems of public financial management reforms that happen as signals for donors, and the alternative of reforms as successful adaptation.
Foreign aid as intervention in Yemen: how assistance to weak states prioritises feasibility over legitimacy

Foreign aid as intervention in Yemen: how assistance to weak states prioritises feasibility over legitimacy

Books or book chapters, June 2014
What political ramifications does foreign aid have on recipient countries? Drawing from research on Yemen, this article argues that foreign aid can have serious implications for governance and stability in fragile and conflict-affected countries. It is part of the Global Policy e-book "Lessons from Intervention in the 21st Century: Legality, Legitimacy and Feasibility".
Justice and security reform: development agencies and informal institutions in Sierra Leone

Justice and security reform: development agencies and informal institutions in Sierra Leone

Books or book chapters, January 2014
Justice and security reform: development agencies and informal institutions in Sierra Leone undertakes a deep contextual analysis of the reform of the country’s security and justice sectors since the end of the civil war in 2002. Arguing that the political and bureaucratic nature of development agencies leads to a lack of engagement with informal institutions, this book examines the challenges of sustainably transforming security and justice in fragile states. Through the analysis of a post-conflict context often held up as an example of successful peacebuilding, Lisa Denney reveals how the politics of development agencies is an often forgotten constraint in security and justice reform and development efforts more broadly.

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