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Title: The ownership of official development assistance in the security and justice sector in Jamaica 2005-2013 : how the nature of sectoral development policy making reflects and challenges international aid policy
Author: Graham, Vaughn Fitzgerald
ISNI:       0000 0004 5350 3066
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2014
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Ownership refers to programme aid recipient countries establishing their own development priorities by leading development policymaking in partnership with donors, rather than donors prescribing priorities for these recipients. Ownership has become a central indicator of global aid effectiveness since the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. Simultaneously, donors have shifted towards a reliance on sectoral programme assistance which channels programme aid throughout whole sectors rather than using piecemeal projects. The donors comprising the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development-Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) have institutionalized ownership as international aid policy, and are broadly of the view that ownership at the sectoral level is best promoted through a reliance on sector wide approaches (SWAps). However there is no settled understanding of what recipient leadership entails; there is lack of an institutional understanding of recipient contexts, and how these contexts can operationalize ownership; and there has been a spurious association between ownership and SWAps over time. By relying on Historical Institutionalism, this thesis discusses how broader institutional characteristics establish the context of recipient policymaking generally, and how these characteristics contextualize the operationalization of ownership during sectoral development policymaking, specifically. The evidence reveals that ownership can be simultaneously reflected and challenged in Jamaica.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: JZ International relations