2005:4 Donor Approaches to the Development of Institutions - Formal and Informal Rules. A Partial Overview

Sara Bandstein
Serier – UTV Working PaperDescription:
A Partial Overview / In 2004, Sida's Department for Evaluation and Internal Audit (UTV) launched an evaluation theme on support for the development of institutions - formal and informal rules. This UTV Working Paper serves as a first orientation into how other donors have approached support to the development of institutions, by offering a partial overview. It finds that explicit approaches to support for the development of institutions in terms of formal and informal rules are scarce. However, many donors include institutional aspects in their approaches to support for capacity development. Institutions are also mostly described in general and abstract terms, and few donors have developed tools for the development of institutions per se.