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Presentation on Accelerated Development at the Pacific Local Government Forum 2014 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Denika Blacklock 

Synopsis of Presentation

This presentation discusses critical issues pertaining to the theory behind accelerated development. Policies espousing accelerated development process are driven by good intentions and a desire to ensure that no group or community is ‘left behind.’ However, accelerated development policies and programmes often result in the beneficiaries becoming targets rather than drivers of development in their own communities, and makes a number of concessions which call into question whether or not ‘accelerated development‘ programmes align with the principles of aid effectiveness and accountability.