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Some of the language used within the GRC Exchange website draws on DFID terminology. The list of acronyms below has been designed to help explain the meaning of this language.

N.B. Some of these terms are specific to DFID, whilst others are used throughout the development community.

List of Acronyms

ADB

- Asian Development Bank

AfDB

- African Development Bank

CBO

- Community Based Organisation

CHAD

- DFID Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance Department

CPE

- Complex Political Emergency

CSO

- Civil Society Organisation

CSR

- Civil Service Reform

DAC

- Development Assistance Committee

DANIDA

- Danish International Development Agency

DDR

- Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration

DDRR

- Demobilisation, Disarmament, Repatriation and Reintegration (variant of DDR)

DFID

- UK's Department for International Development

EC

- European Commission

FCO

- Foreign and Commonwealth Office

FDI

- Foreign Direct Investment

GD

- DFID Governance Department

HIPC

- Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

ICTs

- Information and Communication Technologies

ID

- Institutional Development

IDD

- International Development Department, University of Birmingham

IDS

- Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex

IDTs

- International Development Targets

IMF

- International Monetary Fund

MDG

- Millenium Development Goals

M & E

- Monitoring and Evaluation

MLA

- Mutual Legal Assistance

MTEF

- Medium Term Expenditure Framework

NGO

- Non Governmental Organisation

OECD

- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPM

- Oxford Policy Management

PEM

- Public Expenditure Management

PFMA

- Public Financial Management and Accountability

PRS

- Poverty Reduction Strategy

PRSP

- Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

PSA

- Public Service Agreement

PSIA

- Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

PSM

- Public Sector Management

PSR

- Public Sector Reform

RA

- Revenue Administration

SAP

- Structural Adjustment Program

SSAJ

- Safety, Security and Accessible Justice

SSR

- Security Sector Reform

SWAp

- Sector Wide Approach

TA

- Technical Assistance

TRC

- Truth and Reconciliation Commission

TSP

- Target Strategy Paper

UNDP

- United Nations Development Program

USAID

- US Agency for International Development

WB

- World Bank


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