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Better Spending for Localizing Global Sustainable Development Goals

Examples from the Field, 1st Edition

Edited by Fayyaz Baqir, Nipa Banerjee, Sanni Yaya


236 pages | 32 B/W Illus.

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This book centers around an intense debate among donors, policy makers, development practitioners and academics on the efficacy of aid in eradicating poverty while promoting human development.

It seeks to fill the gap in present literature by presenting stories of better spending through implementing sustainable development goals and addressing Agenda 2030 via indigenization of global development goals with initiatives at local and national levels. The book adopts an innovative approach to dealing with aid effectiveness, by highlighting the relevance of better spending, rather than excessive spending. It does so with real-life examples of interventions made in the global south to realize the vision of ‘thinking globally and acting locally’. These case studies speak to the significance of communities’ role in shouldering responsibility for planning, financing, operating, and maintaining local developmental initiatives. The examples also demonstrate how aid serves its purpose when used as an investment in communities and enterprising individuals, in order to realize the strategic impact of giving and build a local ‘receiving mechanism' for indigenizing and achieving global development goals.

The book references cases of better spending by governments, philanthropists, and CSOs from across Asia, Africa, and Latin America on a range of issues and will, thus, be of interest to development practitioners, policy makers, donors, philanthropists, civil society organizations, academics and students of international development studies.

Table of Contents

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List of Contributors

Part I: Citizens, State and Markets

Chapter 1. Introduction and Background: Global Goals, Local Action (Fayyaz Baqir)

Part II: Determinate Action, Indeterminate Frameworks

Chapter 2. Anatomy of a Loan: A Finance Minister Considers Whether to Borrow from the World Bank (Anthony Cholst)

Chapter 3. South-South Cooperation (SSC) for Better SDG Spending through SDG Tracking (Hasanuzzaman Zaman and Syed Sajjadur Rahman)

Part III: South Asian Landscape: Moving from Patronage to Participation

Chapter 4. Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP): An Indian Experience of Rapid Poverty Reduction Through Women’s Empowerment (Shoaib Sultan Khan)

Chapter 5. An Inspirational Story: Galvanizing Local Action for Realizing Global Development Goals: The Story of BRAC Making the 21st Century Drive to Eradicate Extreme Poverty at Local Levels (Nipa Banerjee)

Chapter 6. Water Management is Water Measurement (Fayyaz Baqir)

Chapter 7. Redefining and Localizing Development in Pakistan (Furqan Asif)

Chapter 8. Market Led Development (Shakeel Ahmad)

Part IV: Resilient Communities in Fragile States: West Asia and the Middle East

Chapter 9. Community Driven Development as a Mechanism for Realizing Global Development Goals: The National Solidarity Program and Citizen Charter Afghanistan Program (Nipa Banerjee)

Chapter 10. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Aid Efficiency: A Case Study from Afghanistan (Abdullah Al Mamun and Sanni Yaya)

Part V: Non-Zero Options for Local Development

Chapter 11. Development Aid and Access to Water and Sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa (Sanni Yaya, Ogochukwu Udenigwe and Helena Yeboah)

Chapter 12. From More Spending to Better Spending: The Case of Food and Nutrition Security in Ethiopia (Sanni Yaya, Neville Suh and Richard Nyiawung)

Chapter 13. Don’t Spend More, Spend Better: Improving the Social Efficiency of Water and Sanitation Services in Uruguay and South Africa (Adrian Murray and Susan Spronk)

Part VI: Global South in the Global North

Chapter 14: Indigenous Peoples in Canada – The Case of Global South in the Global North

Part VII: Social Capital: The Highest Form of Capital

Chapter 15: Conclusion: Can a Single Spark Create a Prairie Fire? (Fayyaz Baqir)



About the Editors

Fayyaz Baqir is a visiting scholar at the University of Ottawa. He served as Senior Advisor on civil society at the United Nations, and CEO of Trust for Voluntary Organizations. He received top contributors’ awards from UNDP’s Global Poverty Reduction Network.

Nipa Banerjee has a PhD from the University of Toronto in development studies and has served for over 40 years as an international development practitioner, policy analyst and advisor, and professor, at different periods of the career. Her experience includes 34 years with CIDA, Canada's former ODA agency, notably as head of mission in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Afghanistan and as Councelor Development representing CIDA in Bangladesh, Indonesia and India.

Sanni Yaya is Full Professor of economics and global health, and Director and Associate Dean of the School of International Development and Global Studies. His work focuses on a broad array of multidisciplinary topics in development and global health.

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