Aid, Institutions and Governance: What Have We Learned?
Article first published online: 3 DEC 2010
© The Author 2011. Development Policy Review © 2011 Overseas Development Institute.
Development Policy Review
Special Issue: Aid, Institutions and Governance: What Have We Learned?
Volume 29, Issue Supplement s1, pages s5–s26, January 2011
How to Cite
Booth, D. (2011), Aid, Institutions and Governance: What Have We Learned?. Development Policy Review, 29: s5–s26. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7679.2011.00518.x
- Issue published online: 3 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 3 DEC 2010
- first submitted September 2010final revision accepted October 2010
Understanding of the relationship between institutions and economic progress made major headway in the 1990s. Since 2000 the pace of intellectual advance has been stepped up, with fresh thinking especially on governance systems and the role of aid. This article illustrates these propositions with special reference to relevant contributions to DPR over the period. Three particular topics are addressed: the rise and transformation of institutional theory; aid, governance and ‘country ownership’; and the terms on which donors can contribute to the facilitation of institutional change. The article introduces a theme issue which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Overseas Development Institute by reprinting nine of the highlighted DPR articles.