What’s missing from the aid effectiveness debate? Overlooking the capacity of local organizations

Check out my post today on The Broker Online, "What’s missing from the aid effectiveness debate? Overlooking the c...", in which I argue that rather than being the lowest common denominator of international assistance, local indigenous organizations should be regarded as the fundamental unit of effective development aid.

See also this post from Oxfam: "Somali NGOs' response to the food crisis: a true beacon."

The most important question for those attending the Busan conference: How do we do justice to the vast and vital efforts of local groups in the developing world that are grown from the inside and fueled by the dedication, vision, and priorities of the very people they serve?


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Comment by Odwe Dennis on October 6, 2011 at 9:22am

underlooking the capacity of the local NGOs in monitoring Aid effectiveness is very critical in promoting accountability in the community. most donor funds are not targetting these category of the CSOs which is quite bad in promoting value for money in service delivery process.

i would like herein to assert that much as delegates will be meeting in Buscan to assess the extent to which AId is effecient is would like to urge that using CBOs to monitor service delivery is critical in promoting aid effectiveness.



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