The Busan Summit (29. November to 1. December), which was nearly shipwrecked by China's interim refusal to sign the final declaration, had to resolve a basic dilemma.▶
Budget support is a relatively new, yet already widely criticized, phenomenon. However, despite a lack of evidence of its impact on poverty reduction, it is too early to write it off. Budget support is likely to have a significant long-term impact...▶
Stefan Leiderer works at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn and specializes in budget support. He also works on the evaluation of budget support in Zambia.