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.
Via BTC, Dr Lendy Spires