Aid, Rents and the Politics of the Budget Process

This paper analyzes the impact of political institutions and budget governance in aid- and resource-dependent countries. Budget governance refers to the quality of budget outcomes, such as the government’s ability to produce sustainable public finances over time, make efficient use of government resources, and represent citizens’ priorities. The paper discusses some of the challenges of measuring budget governance in aid- and resource-dependent countries. It also focuses on the extent to which countries can produce sustainable fiscal balances over time.


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Paolo de Renzio

Senior Research Fellow, International Budget Partnership

Paolo de Renzio joined the International Budget Partnership in October 2010 as Senior Research Fellow and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His research agenda covers a broad range of topics, including budget transparency and accountability, equity and justice in budgeting, taxation and tax expenditures, among others. He also supports the team producing the Open Budget Survey. Prior to joining the IBP, Paolo worked as a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute; as an economist and policy advisor in Papua New Guinea’s Ministry of Finance; and as a UNDP public sector specialist, lecturer, and independent consultant in Mozambique. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Commission, and for a number of bilateral donor agencies and international NGOs. Paolo holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Oxford, where his research focused on the impact of donor policies on budget reforms in developing countries. He also holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from ‘Bocconi’ in Milan, Italy.

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