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What we know about the effectiveness of budget support.

A DEVAL evaluation synthesis drawing together different perspectives on the impact of budget support from 95 evaluations and studies.
11 February 2020

This evaluation synthesis draws together different perspectives on the impact of budget support from a total of 95 evaluations and studies.Some of the evaluations point to positive effects of budget support regarding the financing function, and indicate impacts in the area of public financial management. In spite of these evaluations and their findings, they have had hardly any influence on the critical debate about budget support. The evaluations were perceived as single cases, taking the perspective of individual donors or organisations. The evaluations are often based on a limited number of cases and it is not always possible to identify which of the presented effects are widely backed by evidence.

What we know about the effectiveness of budget support. Evaluation synthesis.

DEVAL/German Institute for Development Evaluation, 2017.

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