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Reforming aid in 2008: An agenda for Japanese leadership

Briefing/policy papers

Written by Fletcher Tembo

In this project briefing, seven ebpdn partners look to Japan for leadership on setting the aid agenda in 2008. Based on country-level research they recommend that: More official development assistance in the form of multi-year grants is needed to allow flexibility in investment, especially within the social sectors; Japan has made progress in untying its aid, and other donors should follow suit. However, untying should be accompanied by increased technical assistance and capacity building for local companies; Donors should work to establish sustained participation from civil society through institutionalising consultation and funding mechanisms and through greater organisational transparency.

Fletcher Tembo, et al