Mozambique: Contested Sovereignty? The Dilemmas of Aid Dependence

de Renzio, Paolo and Hanlon, Joseph (2009). Mozambique: Contested Sovereignty? The Dilemmas of Aid Dependence. In: Whitfield, Lindsay ed. The Politics of Aid: African Strategies for Dealing with Donors. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 246–270.

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Abstract

Mozambique is highly aid dependent and both sovereignty and ownership are highly contested. Donors imposed policies and do not trust government, while allowing corruption in exchange for government following neo-liberal economic policies. It may be an unstable 'pathological equilibrium'.

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