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Aid Effectiveness

Interview: Oxfam and Gates Foundation Discuss How We Change the Conversation About Aid

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Impatient Optimists

When we saw the new Oxfam campaign, featuring powerful images of community leaders, change makers, and advocates in developing countries, who have used foreign aid investments in their work, we were impressed.

Less Talk, More Do on Capacity Building for Development

David de Ferranti | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
David de Ferranti

A country should always be in the driver's seat, making decisions as they arise -- no one knows a road like a local citizen. Helping countries as they learn to drive that road is the goal of capacity building.

Aid Alert: China Offically Joins the Donor Club

Nancy Birdsall | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Nancy Birdsall

Several thousands gathered in the port city of Busan in Korea (the fifth largest port in the world) this past week at the fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness.

More Than Good Intentions: Making Development Assistance Work

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

Is aid worth it? Does it make a positive difference in the lives of poor people in developing countries? Or is it merely lining the pockets of corrupt officials at a time when more and more western taxpayers are struggling to make ends meet?

Brave New World: Emerging Donors and the Changing Nature of Foreign Assistance

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Vijaya Ramachandran

Despite popular terminology, most of the so-called emerging donors are not new; some have been running aid programs for as long as traditional DAC donors.

Just in Time for Busan: New Measures of Aid Effectiveness

Nancy Birdsall | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Nancy Birdsall

We hope that the Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness will mark a milestone of sorts, where the aid effectiveness movement turns from words to action.

A Webb of Misguided MCC Ideas

Sarah Jane Staats | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Jane Staats

Senator Jim Webb says the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) should stop funding development projects awarded to non-U.S. companies in Africa. I can think of three reasons this is misguided.

Canada Reportedly Ready to Spend $1 Billion to Cut Maternal Mortality: How To Use the Money Well

Nandini Oomman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nandini Oomman

We hope that the G-20 members will call upon donors and recipients to experiment with the application of incentives and outcome-based development assistance to increase aid effectiveness.