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How does the objective of aid affect its impact on accountability? Evidence from two aid programs in Uganda

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Recent research indicates that the political impact of aid, including its impact on accountability institutions, is contingent on its objective. This article explains how this occurs. It relies on evidence from two aid programs in Uganda, one targeted at poverty reduction and one at democratic governance. I argue that the stated objective of aid programs masks a deeper cause; individual aid managers’ views of what development entails and how it should be pursued. The evidence suggests that th...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/00220388.2016.1234039

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Department:
Oxford, SSD, Politics & Int Relations
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Development Studies Journal website
Volume:
53
Issue:
10
Pages:
1600-1614
Publication date:
2016-09-30
Acceptance date:
2016-08-22
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EISSN:
1743-9140
ISSN:
0022-0388
Pubs id:
pubs:643810
URN:
uri:9a704ea0-c9b7-4877-a41b-9508b3e52c8b
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uuid:9a704ea0-c9b7-4877-a41b-9508b3e52c8b
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pubs:643810

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