Category - Aid effectiveness

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Whither aid? Perspectives from developing countries

Development co-operation has changed rapidly in recent years. Developing countries have entered an ‘age of choice’ for development finance in which they have access, at least in principle, to a more diverse range of financing sources. These include non-traditional providers of bilateral development...

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Partnering agreements: Effective relationship management in complex development programs

Ever worked on a program in which miscommunications between the donor and the implementing team were costly? In time and money? In development, a lot of thinking goes into the size, shape, focus and aims of programs of support. Yet there is much less consideration of the skills of the people who...

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Five lean years: how Australia’s aid program has tightened its belt

Australia’s 2017-18 aid budget was a dull affair.[1] In all the circumstances, that’s good news and good news is generally no news. End of story? No, not if we follow the story further back in time. The apparent stabilisation represented by the 2017-18 budget invites an examination of changes in...

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How new is ‘new conditionality’?

The term ‘ownership’ is so widely used in development that it has at times come to be seen as cliché. We often forget just how significant the concept is, and the extent to which its importance has increased since the turn of the century. Consider donor efforts to promote policy reform. The aid...