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Examining the results and adaptation ideas in foreign aid [PhD Thesis, University of Manchester]Janus, H. - 2020
This thesis applies ideational and institutional theories to analyse how two specific ideas, results and adaptation, have changed the theory and practice of development cooperation. The thesis addresses the question of why the results and adaptation ideas are often treated as binaries and how this debate has evolved historically. In a first theoretical paper, the evolution of results and adaptation is conceptualised as a combination of institutional layering and diffusion within development...
Matrixing Aid: The Rise and Fall of “Results Initiatives” in Swedish Development Aid [Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University]Vähämäki, J. - 2017
Navigating by Judgment: Organizational Structure, Autonomy, and Country Context in Delivering Foreign Aid [Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences]Honig, D. - 2015
This dissertation examines when initiatives by International Development Organizations (IDOs) are more, and less, successful. The core argument is that allowing field-level agents to drive initiatives – what I call organizational Navigation by Judgment – will often be the most effective way to deliver aid. This inverts what a classical application of the principal agent model – the workhorse of studies of public management and bureaucracy – would predict, with better performance resulting...
Managing Upward and Downward Accountability in an International Development Project - A Case Study of a World Bank Telecommunications Infrastructure Project in Benin [Master’s Thesis, Stockholm School of Economics]Kolker, E., & Kulldorff, C. - 2013