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International Development and Southern Perspectives on Reform

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International Development and Southern Perspectives on Reform

Published: March 2, 2008

This synthesis report presents the key findings and results of a research program that explores Southern perspectives on reforming the international development architecture. This architecture has long been criticized by developing countries as inequitable, and by developed countries as ineffective. The earliest post-war reform initiatives were launched by developing countries. Involving system-wide reform that extended beyond the aid arena, these were terminated in the 1980s by developed countries that were unwilling to accept an erosion of their control.

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