Crime, Law and Social Change

, Volume 58, Issue 5, pp 483–494 | Cite as

Lost in transaction. Ensuring the deliverables in development aid

  • Luís de SousaEmail author
  • Raquel Freitas


This symposium explores some of the dilemmas of aid funding and the challenges that aid agencies face when defining and implementing aid policies that are mindful of anti-corruption concerns. There are tensions between aid flows, state capacity and development needs that require special attention from donors and raise the ultimate question whether aid is the solution or part of the problem. In other words, does aid improve the lives of peoples in recipient countries or does it help to breed more governance problems? There are equally a series of issues concerning corruption control that need clarifying. What strategies to fight corruption associated to the different aid modalities have been implemented by donors and how successful have these been? These and other questions will be addressed in this publication from different professional and disciplinary angles.


Recipient Country Donor Agency Partner Country Debt Relief Development Assistance Committee 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia, ISCTE-IULLisboaPortugal

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