Aid, Incentives, and Sustainability
An Institutional Analysis of Development Cooperation
Elinor Ostrom, team leader; Clark Gibson, Sujai Shivakumar, Krister Andersson
Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis -
The Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation, Sida Studies in Evaluation
Available online PDF [389p.] at: http://www.sida.se/shared/jsp/download.jsp?f=Stud02-01.pdf&a=2429
The first purpose was to review “the state-of-the-art” as regards the existing knowledge about incentives and aid
The second purpose of the study was to identify areas, in regard to the relationship between aid, incentives, and sustainability
The third purpose of the study was to suggest an approach as to how to evaluate the relationship between aid, incentives, and sustainability
In addition to the three broad purposes of the study, we were also asked to complete several specific tasks:
To answer the following questions in regard to the literature on how aid, incentives, and sustainability may be related:
• What do we know about incentives and aid?
• What do we specifically know about how aid, incentives, and sustainability are related?
• What theoretical models and empirical methods have been employed in these analyses and what are the experiences?
PART I: Introduction
1 The Problems of Aid, Incentives, and Sustainability
PART II: Theoretical Foundations
2 Understanding Potentially Unproductive Operational Situations
3 Changing Operational Rules in Policy Situations: What are the Incentives?
4 Incentives across Situations: The International Development Cooperation Octangle
5 Focusing on a Part of the Octangle: An Institutional Analysis of Donor-Recipient Negotiations
6 Incentives in the Modalities and Characteristics of Development Cooperation
PART III: Empirical Studies
7 How Does Sida’s Internal Organization Affect the Incentives for Stakeholder Performance in Partner Countries?
8 Incentives for Contractors in Sida-Supported Activities
9 Sida in
PART IV: Conclusions
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