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Donor focus on “results” can lead to ineffective international aid

Donor focus on “results” can lead to ineffective international aid | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The donor trend of making poorer countries earn overseas aid by achieving set targets before the funds are provided often does little to improve the impact of the assistance, the development network Eurodad says in a new report. The 27-page report – “Hitting the Target? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Results-based Approaches to Aid” – examines the trend of making aid disbursements conditional on results to ensure value for money as pressure on budgets mounts due to the global economic crisis. It warns of the expense of monitoring and verification mechanisms to prove that results are being achieved.


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9 development phrases that you love and hate: the results are in.

9 development phrases that you love and hate: the results are in. | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

There are seven possible replacement terms for existing aid/development jargon. This new jargon builds on the existing institution of jargon in aid/development, strengthening public/private discourse, while allowing for community participation. It is suggested that further research and replication be conducted to demonstrate the same results and to capture and replace more phrases for aid workers for the purposes of capacity building.


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Measuring development aid in the Congo: experimental design and ethical research

Measuring development aid in the Congo: experimental design and ethical research | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
For 5 years, Professor Macartan Humphreys and his team coordinated with the British government and two international development organizations to study how post-conflict development aid affected local governance capacity in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Working with a sample of nearly four million people – two million in communities that had received development aid, and two million in communities that did not – the team came back with surprising results: analysis of 200 outcome measures failed to reveal compelling evidence that the program – one of the largest of its kind – was having any of the effects that had been attributed to this kind of aid. In his Trudeau Lecture, Professor Humphreys grapples with the ethical and political questions that his study in the DRC, and experimental research in general, raises about researchers’ role in international development.

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