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Foreign Aid and the Fragile Consensus on State Fragility


Jörg Faust


German Development Institute (DIE)

Jörn Grävingholt


Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - German Development Institute (DIE)

Sebastian Ziaja


University of Essex - Department of Government; German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

March 4, 2013

Forthcoming in: Journal of International Relations and Development
Available as Discussion Paper 8/2013, German Development Institute (DIE)

Abstract:     
Most actors in the field of foreign aid agree with the call for coordinated engagement in fragile states in order to more effectively counter the consequences and origins of state failure. However, despite such demands, governments from OECD countries as well as multilateral agencies that are engaged in fragile states often continue to act in an uncoordinated manner and fail to reach higher levels of harmonisation. Why is effective coordination so hard to achieve? This article argues that three major challenges explain the persistent problems of donor harmonisation in fragile states: (1) the cognitive challenge of explaining the origins of state fragility and deducing effective instruments and interventions; (2) the political challenge of reconciling divergent political motives for engagement; as well as (3) the bureaucratic challenge related to the organisational logic of competing aid agencies.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: Fragile States, Development, Foreign Aid, Harmonization, Donor Coordination

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Date posted: October 17, 2009 ; Last revised: July 26, 2013

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Faust, Jörg and Grävingholt, Jörn and Ziaja, Sebastian, Foreign Aid and the Fragile Consensus on State Fragility (March 4, 2013). Available as Discussion Paper 8/2013, German Development Institute (DIE). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1489936 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1489936

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Jörg Faust (Contact Author)
German Development Institute (DIE) ( email )
Tulpenfeld 6
Bonn, 53113
Germany
HOME PAGE: http://www.die-gdi.de
Jörn Grävingholt
German Development Institute ( email )
Tulpenfeld 6
Bonn, 53113
Germany
+49-228-94927-172 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.die-gdi.de
Sebastian Ziaja
University of Essex - Department of Government ( email )
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ, CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom
German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) ( email )
Tulpenfeld 6
Bonn, 53113
Germany
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