A Strategic Approach to Sustainable Development through Official Development Assistance
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Adopting a Strategic Sustainable Development (SSD) approach to official bilateral development assistance could result in more effective development planning that yields lasting results in developing countries. A Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development Assistance (FSSDA) based on SSD and customised to the needs of a development agency offers guidance in planning for development towards sustainability. This it does by directing donor and recipient planners in generating holistic perspectives, setting the goal of development as an attractive and sustainable society, and providing a flexible decision-making framework to guide strategic planning. Development assistance donor agencies face several difficulties in ensuring aid effectiveness. The FSSDA offers support in addressing these challenges by: positioning the creation of sustainable societies as the fundamental goal of development; allowing progress against imminent sustainability threats while minimizing the risk of unforeseen negative impacts; balancing economic, environmental and social considerations; and providing a fairer basis for aid conditionality.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 129 p.
Strategic Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development, Official Development Assistance, Sustainability, Donor Countries, Recipient Countries, Backcasting, Sustainability Principles, Bilateral Agencies
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-3124Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex21E8881AF6A1AE8DC12575CB003E10D9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-3124DiVA: diva2:830423
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law