In the past decade, the East-Central European countries were provided significant external capacity building assistance to help their emergence as donors of foreign aid. This paper aims to map these capacity development programmes and identify where they have helped and what challenges remain for the new donors. The main conclusion is that although capacity building has been instrumental in building organisational structures, working procedures and training staff, deeper underlying problems such as low levels of financing, lacking political will, the need for visibility and low staff numbers continue to hinder the new international development policies. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Bibliographical noteThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Szent-Iványi, B., & Tétényi, A. (2013). The East-Central European new donors: mapping capacity building and remaining challenges. Journal of international development , 25(6), 819-831, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jid.2922. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
- East-Central Europe
- capacity building
- foreign aid
- new donors