Interorganisational Coordination in Development Cooperation

I am happy to share that my new book is out now. It is volume 24 of the book series development theory and development politics (“Entwicklungstheorie und Entwicklungspolitik“) jointly published by the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF), Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF), Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut (ABI), and the Sektion „Entwicklungstheorie und Entwicklungspolitik“ der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW) with Nomos.

It provides hands-on recommendations on how to best coordinate development cooperation activities. The interdisciplinary study applies one of sociology’s grand theories to guide its comprehensive field research in two regions. As a result, it analyses how individuals’ actions scale up to organisational behaviour and inter-organisational cooperation. It also deconstructs how bilateral and multilateral organisations are shaped by donors’ national—economical and geopolitical—interests. Moreover, it shows how their employees at the country level balance these objectives with the ideal of transnational solidarity. Finally, it reveals that informal meetings at the sectoral level are the best ways to coordinate and align activities efficiently.

Cover of the book "Interorganisational Coordination in Development Cooperation"
Book Cover: Interorganisational Coordination in Development Cooperation

Click here for more information and the online shop: