in: Heinz Greijn / Volker Hauck / Tony Land / Jan Ubels (eds.), Capacity development beyond aid, Maastricht: SNV Netherlands Development Organisation; European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), 29-39
Negotiations towards a post-2015 framework on global development emphasise the importance of helping developing countries to strengthen their capacity to achieve sustainable development strategies through non-financial support, including technical cooperation. The question is, to what extent have external partners succeeded in reforming and improving the effectiveness of such support, especially in light of their engagement in countries that are considered ‘aid dependent’? Two such countries, Cambodia and Malawi, formally expressed the need for change and, with donor financial support, commissioned studies that subsequently informed their overall development cooperation strategies that call for a need to reform current CDS practices. Owing to the combined interests of all involved, actual change remains limited.