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Myndighetssamarbete som metod för institutionell förändring

Toresson Grip, Emilie LU and Hjert, Karl (2012) NEKH01 20121
Department of Economics
Abstract
This paper was written in an attempt to study a less researched area of Swedish development aid and its effort to help build institutions in developing countries. Our purpose is to examine to which extent the practice of “twinning” - exchange projects between equivalent or similar government agencies in different countries - can lead to institutional development. We have interviewed five Swedish agencies, participating in this kind of exchange, to gather information about the way these organizations think and argue about certain key aspects of the exchange as a method. The main question is then answered by analyzing these views with regard to the theory of new institutional economics. We have concluded that the interviewed organizations do... (More)
This paper was written in an attempt to study a less researched area of Swedish development aid and its effort to help build institutions in developing countries. Our purpose is to examine to which extent the practice of “twinning” - exchange projects between equivalent or similar government agencies in different countries - can lead to institutional development. We have interviewed five Swedish agencies, participating in this kind of exchange, to gather information about the way these organizations think and argue about certain key aspects of the exchange as a method. The main question is then answered by analyzing these views with regard to the theory of new institutional economics. We have concluded that the interviewed organizations do not focus as much on informal institutions as would be theoretically advisable; neither in their context analysis nor in the development process. The organizations are aware of many of the problems connected with changing formal institutions and developing competence. However, without a deeper understanding about aspects such as cultural inheritance and incentive structures, they face the risk of changes that do not last, due to conflicting informal institutions. By including such aspects in their preceding analysis, the organizations would increase their chances of contributing to long-term institutional change. (Less)
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author
Toresson Grip, Emilie LU and Hjert, Karl
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organization
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NEKH01 20121
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
myndighetssamarbete, twinning, bistånd, institutionell förändring
language
Swedish
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2759838
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2012-06-27 10:16:25
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2012-06-27 10:16:25
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  abstract     = {This paper was written in an attempt to study a less researched area of Swedish development aid and its effort to help build institutions in developing countries. Our purpose is to examine to which extent the practice of “twinning” - exchange projects between equivalent or similar government agencies in different countries - can lead to institutional development. We have interviewed five Swedish agencies, participating in this kind of exchange, to gather information about the way these organizations think and argue about certain key aspects of the exchange as a method. The main question is then answered by analyzing these views with regard to the theory of new institutional economics. We have concluded that the interviewed organizations do not focus as much on informal institutions as would be theoretically advisable; neither in their context analysis nor in the development process. The organizations are aware of many of the problems connected with changing formal institutions and developing competence. However, without a deeper understanding about aspects such as cultural inheritance and incentive structures, they face the risk of changes that do not last, due to conflicting informal institutions. By including such aspects in their preceding analysis, the organizations would increase their chances of contributing to long-term institutional change.},
  author       = {Toresson Grip, Emilie and Hjert, Karl},
  keyword      = {myndighetssamarbete,twinning,bistånd,institutionell förändring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Myndighetssamarbete som metod för institutionell förändring},
  year         = {2012},
}