Prepared as part of a North-South Institute (Ottawa) project, this paper discusses the reform of the international development architecture within an analytical framework of power imbalances and development knowledge hierarchies. It argues for a context-specific and locally driven approach to development, with the knowledge empowerment of the South playing a central role. Hierarchies should be inverted so that the international development architecture becomes South-driven and North-supported. Development cooperation should recognize diversity, accept policy heterodoxy, and be oriented to support building endogenous Southern capabilities in development knowledge.
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