This book centers around an intense debate among donors, policymakers, 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 civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Asia, Africa, and Latin America on a range of issues and will, thus, be of interest to development practitioners, policymakers, donors, philanthropists, civil society organizations, and academics and students of international development studies.
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
PART I Citizens, state, and markets
1 Introduction and background: global goals, local action
PART II Frameworks for better spending
2 Anatomy of an effective development operation: a finance minister considers whether to borrow from the World Bank
3 SDG tracking through SSC for better SDG spending
HASANUZZAMAN ZAMAN AND SYED SAJJADUR RAHMAN
PART III South Asian landscape: moving from patronage to participation
4 Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP): an Indian experience of rapid poverty reduction through women’s empowerment
SHOAIB SULTAN KHAN
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
6 Water management is water measurement
7 Redefining and localizing development in Pakistan
8 Market-led development
PART IV Resilient communities in fragile states: Central South Asia
9 Community-driven development as a mechanism for realizing global development goals: the National Solidarity Programme and Citizens’ Charter Afghanistan Program
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
11 Development aid and access to water and sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa
SANNI YAYA, OGOCHUKWU UDENIGWE, AND HELENA YEBOAH
12 From more spending to better spending: the case of food and nutrition security in Ethiopia
SANNI YAYA, NEVILLE SUH, AND RICHARD A NYIAWUNG
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
14 Indigenous peoples in Canada – the case of Global South in the Global North
PART VII Social capital: the highest form of capital
15 Conclusion: can a single spark create a prairie fire?
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 her 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.