Putting promises into practice: The New Aid Architecture in Uganda
SourceDevelopment Policy Review, 35, 6, (2017), pp. 779-795
Article / Letter to editor
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Development Policy Review
SubjectAnthropology and Development Studies
Via the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action the international donor community has delivered a set of promises on ownership, harmonization and co-ordination. Uganda is an interesting case for assessing progress on Paris Principles and seeing the New Aid Architecture in practice. This article provides a historical overview of the implementation of 'Paris' in Uganda from the late 1990s up to 2010, showing that implementation is laggardly and, in more recent years, that earlier progress has been reversed. This is due to donors' perceptions of Uganda's political structure, and particularly its rampant corruption, and also to different views among donors and their internal adaptability in terms of truly measuring up to the Paris Principles.
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