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The Resource Lives in the balance : improving accountability for public spending in developing countries, Charles Griffin [and others]

Lives in the balance : improving accountability for public spending in developing countries, Charles Griffin [and others]

Label
Lives in the balance : improving accountability for public spending in developing countries
Title
Lives in the balance
Title remainder
improving accountability for public spending in developing countries
Statement of responsibility
Charles Griffin [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Foreign aid is under a microscope because of its potential impact and, in some cases, the harm it has brought. Donor countries, which do not want simply to give money away; recipient countries, which need to make the most of what they have and get; and analysts, policymakers, and writers are all scrutinizing how much is spent and where it goes. But aid is only a small part of what developing country governments spend. Their own resources finance 80 percent or more of health and education spending except in the most aid-dependent countries. Lives in the Balance investigates a vital aspect of this landscape--how best to ensure that public spending, aid money, gets to the right destination
  • The development of democratic institutions and the spread of cheap communications technologies in developing countries make it possible for citizens and civil society institutions--the "demand-side"--To advocate for improved transparency, stronger accountability, better priorities, reduced corruption, and more emphasis on helping the poor. Securing real reform depends not only on knowledge of how the recipient government operates, but also on how to work with partner entities--the media, the private sector, other organizations, and legislators--to raise awareness and compel change. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Griffin, Charles C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Developing countries
  • Government spending policy
  • Government accountability
  • MEDICAL
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Government accountability
  • Government spending policy
  • Developing countries
Label
Lives in the balance : improving accountability for public spending in developing countries, Charles Griffin [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-156) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What can donors do?
  • What can independent monitoring organizations do?
  • What can governments do?
  • And finally, a ministry of finance perspective
  • Notes
  • Note continued:
  • Actions taken to strengthen independent monitoring organizations
  • Lessons for donors
  • Summary of lessons for improving the effectiveness of independent monitoring organizations
  • Notes
  • ch. 7
  • Conclusion -- bringing everyone to the same page
  • story of the book
Control code
ocn650509050
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 174 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815732891
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612661693
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctsfh23z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650509050
Label
Lives in the balance : improving accountability for public spending in developing countries, Charles Griffin [and others]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-156) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • What can donors do?
  • What can independent monitoring organizations do?
  • What can governments do?
  • And finally, a ministry of finance perspective
  • Notes
  • Note continued:
  • Actions taken to strengthen independent monitoring organizations
  • Lessons for donors
  • Summary of lessons for improving the effectiveness of independent monitoring organizations
  • Notes
  • ch. 7
  • Conclusion -- bringing everyone to the same page
  • story of the book
Control code
ocn650509050
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 174 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815732891
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612661693
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctsfh23z
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650509050

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