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Aid effectiveness

Raising funds is just the first step. Where the money goes, what it does, who’s in charge, and who’s accountable, all matter. Should aid agencies prioritize giving Rohingya refugees access to the fish they crave, or stick to the prescribed refugee camp diet? How does infrastructure aid affect a receiving country’s environment and society? Developing tools to measure the dynamics of aid is crucial to understanding how to lift societies without damaging them.

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  • 01 July 2019
  • Post by Multiple
Financing disaster relief: how risk transfer instruments can help

Current attempts to mitigate the risks from natural disasters in developing countries are inadequate. This column evaluates potential solutions in...

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  • 28 January 2019
  • Post by Liu, Rongkun
Combining communities of knowledge to build resilience in mountain regions

How can the knowledge of researchers, policy-makers, and local communities be combined effectively to address the challenges of climate change? This...

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  • 30 April 2018
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Aid fragmentation and aid effectiveness: the latest evidence

A common view in recent years has been that the effectiveness of development assistance is reduced when donor countries fragment their contributions...

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