"Do-It-Yourself" Development: A Synthesis Report on Domestic Resource Mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In the wake of the global economic crisis of 2008-9, African countries, and increasingly donor countries, are coming to the realization that enhanced DRM is both desirable and feasible. The initiative and responsibility rest largely with the developing countries. The constraints and opportunities differ among individual countries, so the optimum policy mix should take such specificities into account at the country level. Additionally, donor countries (and some other developing countries) can undertake a number of supporting measures through more coherent aid, trade and investment policies, and through technical assistance for Sub-Saharan African partner countries.
North-South Institute, Ottawa, Canada, 24 pp.