Navigating the new post-Busan dynamics
"...this is the reality we face every day. It demonstrates the challenges of matching policy and practice."
If the lame-duck Congress cuts America’s life-saving aid programs, millions of poor and hungry people could see their futures go down the drain.
How implementers and advocates need to work together to make sure the global community delivers on its promise of more effective aid.
Sounds like the start of a really lame joke, right? In fact, it’s a clue to the breadth of the coalition that wants the US to invest more aid dollars directly in the success of local governments, community groups, and businesses in poor countries. Yesterday this broad coalition of activists, companies, NGOs, and think tanks […]
Even a sophisticated operation which has safeguards in place to reduce corruption and increase transparency needs local partners to hold their governments accountable.
Sometimes a quote says more, much more, than the person saying it intended. Today an article in POLITICO looks into how potential reforms to international food aid programs in the US farm bill could impact the shipping industry. In defending the wasteful and inefficient practice of mandating that virtually all US food aid is grown […]
Corruption, foreign aid, and the watchdogs that expose it
Last November, in Busan, Korea, donors reaffirmed their past promises to make their aid more useful to people developing countries. They also agreed to measure themselves so the world could track how well they were implementing these promises. But the debate over *how* they are willing to be measured is still raging—and won’t be decided […]