Keijzer, N., Spierings, E. and J. Heirman. 2011. Research for development? The role of Southern research organisations in promoting democratic ownership. A literature review (Discussion Paper 106). Maastricht: ECDPM.
Based on an analysis of the available literature, the paper looks at the way in which research organisations could potentially support democratic ownership in developing countries, and at how donors can effectively assist these organisations.
Purpose of ECDPM study
How are key commitments in the Accra Agenda for Action can be translated into practical action? The strengthening and deepening the dialogue on development policy in developing countries is not only a key requirement for effective aid, but is also a legitimate development outcome in its own right.
This paper supports the Work Stream on ‘Democratic ownership, Capacity Development for country leadership’, which is part of Cluster A of the OECD/DAC Working Party on Aid Effectiveness.
Key findings of ECDPM study