The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Contested sovereignty in Mozambique: The dilemmas of aid dependence

de Renzio, Paolo and Hanlon, Joseph (2007). Contested sovereignty in Mozambique: The dilemmas of aid dependence. Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford.

URL: http://www.globaleconomicgovernance.org/docs/Deren...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

Mozambique has been billed by donors as a success story of peace, stability and growth since the end of its devastating war in 1992, and has become a model and a testing ground for so called “new aid modalities”, such as sector wide approaches (SWAps) and general budget support (GBS). Yet aid dependence has remained high, with aid more than 20% of gross national income. Mozambique has limited capacity to set the terms of the aid relationship and to take effective “ownership” and donors have clearly imposed policy choices. On the donor side, the relationship is based on limited trust and on limited acceptance of government leadership. The result is a ‘pathological equilibrium’, where Frelimo has been allowed to enrich itself through privatisation and corruption in exchange for publicly praising imposed donor policies.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: mozambique; moçambique; aid; ownership; dependence; SWAp; GBS; budget support; pathological equilibrium; corruption
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Related URLs:
Item ID: 6056
Depositing User: Joseph Hanlon
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6056
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU