Fanetti, E. and C. Loquai. 2011. Supporting domestic accountability in developing countries. Taking stock of the approaches and experiences of German development cooperation in Mozambique (ECDPM Discussion Paper 114).
Domestic accountability has received increasing attention in international development cooperation. This also holds true for development cooperation in Mozambique, a country where more than a quarter of the national income comes from external assistance.
In the last few years, concerns have been voiced that the Government of Mozambique is more accountable to donor countries than to domestic institutions and that there are tradeoffs between domestic and external accountability. Donors have since started to pay more attention to strengthening drivers of domestic accountability and interactions between these actors.
Key Purpose of ECDPM Study
This discussion paper provides a closer look at perceptions regarding domestic accountability in Mozambique. It explores how German development cooperation and some other donors (BMZ, the German embassies, development agencies, NGOs and German political foundations) aim to strengthen domestic accountability systems in the context of programme-based approaches and budget support. This study forms part of a larger study on German support for strengthening domestic accountability in six developing countries: Bangladesh, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Peru and Tanzania.
Key Findings of ECDPM
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