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Development aid: regulatory impact assessment and conditionality

Jakupec, Viktor and Kelly, Max 2016, Development aid: regulatory impact assessment and conditionality, Impact assessment and project appraisal, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 319-329, doi: 10.1080/14615517.2016.1228339.

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Title Development aid: regulatory impact assessment and conditionality
Author(s) Jakupec, ViktorORCID iD for Jakupec, Viktor
Kelly, MaxORCID iD for Kelly, Max
Journal name Impact assessment and project appraisal
Volume number 34
Issue number 4
Start page 319
End page 329
Total pages 11
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016-09-22
ISSN 1461-5517
Keyword(s) Regulatory Impact Assessment
development aid conditionality
Official Development Assistance
Washington Consensus
Summary The purpose of this paper is to examine how Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) can contribute to decision-making processes of Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans and grants. The point of departure for the discussion is the phenomenon that RIA, within a context of ODA, is applied by International Finance Institutions mainly in the context of Development Policy Loans, to introduce or strengthen country systems for Regulatory Impact Assessment. However, ODA grants, and loans, particularly when specific policy or regulatory conditions are attached to them, significantly impact economic and social conditions within the beneficiary country. This article examines what role RIA can play in facilitating a coherent decision-making process affecting the ODA allocation within a context of conditionalities requiring the introduction of new, or changes to existing, policies and regulations. The discussion considers the nexus between development aid effectiveness, conditionality and ownership, and RIA. The article argues a justification for applying RIA to ODA loans and grants which carry regulatory and policy conditionalities.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14615517.2016.1228339
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
120501 Community Planning
050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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