• Executive summary
  • Summary of key findings
  • Lessons learned
  • Recommendations
  • 1. Introduction: Background, objectives and methodology
  • 1.1 Objectives and scope of synthesis
  • 1.2 The definition of budget support, its modus operandi and the logic of the 3 step approach
  • 1.3 Approach to the synthesis task and its potential limitations
  • 1.4 Structure of the report
  • 2. Budget support to low income countries
  • 2.1 The context for budget support
  • 2.2 The mechanisms for implementation of budget support
  • 2.3 Outcomes achieved: induced outputs, outcomes & impacts
  • 2.4 Conclusions on the experience of budget support in LICS
  • 3. Budget support to middle income countries
  • 3.1 The context for budget support in the MICS
  • 3.2 The mechanisms for implementation of budget support
  • 3.3 Outcomes achieved: induced outputs, outcomes and impacts
  • 3.4 Overall conclusions on budget support in MICS
  • 4. Lessons learned and final recommendations
  • 4.1 Achievements to date and challenges for the future
  • 4.2 Lessons learned on the requirements for effective budget support
  • 4.3 The choice of general or sector support
  • 4.4 Recommendations for the way forward
  • Bibliography
  • Annex I: Listing of country evaluations of budget support undertaken to date
  • Annex II: Overview of the "3-Step" approach
  • Annex III: Suspensions of budget support due to suspected breaches of underlying principles
  • Annex IV: Effects of variable/performance tranches: the case of Mozambique
  • Annex V: Comparing budget support with other modalities: Evidence from Mozambique