Aid effectiveness

"In years to come, I expect that we will look back on the Busan agreement as a reflection of changing realities, including the growing range of different kinds of donors and shifting geopolitical power.  I think it less likely that we will look back on Busan as having done much to shape those realities."

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If better measurement of results is used by aid agencies to simplify the way they manage aid programmes, rather than just adding new reporting, it creates the opportunity to reduce bureaucracy, decentralise decision-making, increase country ownership, increase the focus on outcomes that really matter, step away from linear, deterministic thinking about how results are achieved, focus more on relationships and institutions, and really liberate development workers to work on what really motivates them - delivering change on the ground - and less on managing the bureaucracy at home.

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