Aid effectiveness in a changing landscape – the case of global funds and programs

Aid delivered to fight poverty and to foster development risks failing due to fragmentation and volatility.  While traditional donors have set up new bilateral and multilateral channels, private and non-DAC-actors have dramatically increased their funding role in recent years. Additional players are welcomed since they bring new resources and new approaches, but the recent evolution of the international aid architecture has reinforced longstanding concerns about the effectiveness of aid.

Global programs are well placed in the global aid structure to make a real difference in achieving development impact. These funds and programs are increasingly important development actors and represent specific advantages and disadvantages in the development landscape. However, the addition of new, targeted multilateral funding facilities also raises questions about fragmentation and volatility, as well as how to meet the challenges of broader sectoral and intersectoral development, of donor coordination, and of agency effectiveness in scaling up successful interventions.

From 9 – 10 September 2010, the third in a series of workshops was organised on behalf of the steering committee by Idasa and the Development Policy Forum, InWEnt – Capacity Building International.

This workshop was designed to address the many important opportunities and challenges which the emergence of global funds and programs poses to the development community. Read more here.


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