Instruments and modalities of development cooperation
Principles and guidelines for a more effective and efficient development cooperation are at the core of the international aid effectiveness agenda. Above all, the principles and commitments formulated in the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action and the 2011 Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation: ownership, alignment, harmonization, managing for results and mutual accountability. In order to apply these principles in development cooperation practice, innovative and adapted approaches, modalities and instruments for delivering aid are required, such as programme- and results-based approaches. German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) researchers analyse new aid modalities and instruments from various perspectives, with a focus on the links between the aid architecture (actor constellations, funding channels, etc.) and incentives to innovate on aid modalities. DIE research also explores the political economy implications of different aid modalities on different stages of the aid delivery chain for both partner and donor countries alike, and wider reform implications of new aid modalities, such as the need to strengthen public financial management systems in partner countries.
Currently on leave
Head of Department "Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation"
Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Head of Department "World Economy and Development Financing"
- German and International Development Cooperation: Allocation Patterns, Decision-making and Future Reform Challenges
- Promoting food security in rural Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of agricultural intensification, social security and results-oriented approaches
- Stability and Development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
- What is democracy’s value? The Influence of Values on the Effectiveness of Democracy Promotion