Rhetoric or reality? Cross-sector policy implementation at the UK government Department for International Development

Bovill, C. (2009) Rhetoric or reality? Cross-sector policy implementation at the UK government Department for International Development. Policy and Politics, 37(2), pp. 179-199. (doi:10.1332/030557309X397919)

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Abstract

International development discourse emphasises collaboration, partnerships and cross-sectoral approaches, but to what extent is cross-sector policy implemented in practice? This article presents findings from research into cross-sector policy implementation at the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK and Nepal. Discussion focuses on examining and explaining the contradictory nature of the data gathered and a possible model of cross-sectoral engagement is presented in response to the findings. In conclusion, DFID was found to have made some significant attempts to implement cross-sectoral policies but, for a number of reasons, DFID's cross-sector policies have not been fully implemented.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Policy and Politics. The definitive publisher-authenticated version (Bovill, C. (2009) Rhetoric or reality? Cross-sector policy implementation at the UK government Department for International Development. Policy and Politics, 37 (2). pp. 179-199. ISSN 0305-5736) is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557309X397919. Readers must not cite authors post-print.
Keywords:DFID, cross-sector, policy implementation, Nepal
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bovill, Dr Catherine
Authors: Bovill, C.
Subjects:J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education
University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Journal Name:Policy and Politics
Publisher:Policy Press
ISSN:0305-5736
ISSN (Online):1470-8442
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 Policy Press
First Published:First published in Policy and Politics 37(2):179-199
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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