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    Principles for good international engagement in fragile states & situations

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2007
    This paper, published by the OECD, outlines a set of ten principles adopted by OECD Ministers in 2007, which it suggests international agencies should share in order to help maximise the positive impact of their engagement in fragile states, and to minimise unintentional harm.
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    Community-based approaches and service delivery: issues and options in difficult environments and partnerships

    Department for International Development, UK, 2005
    This document, prepared for the Department for International Development (DFID), examines the relationship between community-based approaches and service delivery, drawing together lessons from international experience with relevance to Sudan, and focussing particularly on health, water and sanitation.
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    Service delivery in countries emerging from conflict

    Department for International Development, UK, 2005
    This report, published by the Department for International Development (DFID), examines service delivery in countries emerging from conflict, asking what types of service delivery systems are appropriate, sustainable, and can help to prevent future conflict. It is based on evidence from case studies in Mozambique, Uganda, Cambodia and East Timor.
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    Informal payments in transitional economies: implications for health sector reform

    International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 2000
    This paper, published in the International Journal of Health Planning and Management, examines the issue of informal payments for health care services in the countries of the former Soviet Union and central and eastern Europe.
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    The politics of service delivery reform

    Development and Change Journal, 2004
    This article, published in Development and Change, identifies the leaders, supporters and resisters of public service reform, drawing principally on research from Ghana, Zimbabwe, India and Sri Lanka. It finds that reform was often constrained by a lack of political commitment and by the interests embedded in existing organisational arrangements.
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    A review of experience in implementing medium term expenditure frameworks in a PRSP context: a synthesis of eight country studies

    Overseas Development Institute, 2003
    This study, published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), reviews experiences with medium term expenditure frameworks (MTEFs) and the links being made to national poverty reduction strategies (PRSPs), in Albania and eight African countries. It finds that the explicit focus on poverty reduction generated by PRSPs has helped to strengthen new and faltering MTEFs.
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    Service delivery in a difficult environment: the child-friendly community initiative in Sudan

    Department for International Development, UK, 2005
    This report, published by the Department for International Development (DFID), sets out the main findings and conclusions of a study of the UNICEF-sponsored Child-Friendly Community Initiative (CFCI) in Sudan. It examines the effectiveness of an integrated, multi-sectoral and community-driven approach for the delivery of basic services to poor and vulnerable people in a conflict-affected country.
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    Promoting institutional and organisational development

    Department for International Development, UK, 2003
    This paper from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) argues that development interventions are more likely to succeed if they promote improvements at the wider level of institutions.Institutions are very powerful and often discriminate against the poor. Without institutional reform poverty alleviation programmes can fail.
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    Public sector reform and demand for human resources for health

    Human Resources for Health, 2004
    This article, from Human Resources for Health, considers the effect of fiscal reform and the introduction of decentralisation and market mechanisms on human resources in the health sector. Findings show that these reforms often result in ‘corporatised’ institutions, with reductions in the workforce as health services are contracted out, or increased short-term and temporary employment contracts.
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    The Voice-responsiveness framework: creating political space for the extreme poor

    Eldis Document Store, 2004
    This paper from the Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) in Bangladesh argues that the very poor must be empowered to actively participate in political processes if they are to get the reforms and services they need.

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