Development cooperation (DC) is shaped by norms. We aim at filling a gap of research on DC by using the academic debates in international relations on norms. Contrary to interpretations that consider developed countries as norm-makers and developing countries as norm-takers, our analysis provides evidence that-and highlights how-Southern agents have influenced the processes of norm-setting and norm-diffusion for DC. The OECD was the dominant norms "entrepreneur" for a long period of time; more recently, developing countries have played a significant role in setting DC norms. We identify the diverging norms for official development assistance and South-South cooperation and the interrelationship between both norm systems. Thus, norm-making, norm-taking, and norm-diffusion of two competing norm clusters are key terms of the contribution.
|Title of host publication||The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda|
|Subtitle of host publication||Contested Collaboration|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||31|
|State||Published - 30 Nov 2020|
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- Development cooperation
- Official development assistance
- South-South cooperation