IDD Guest seminar podcast: Applying the Aid Effectiveness Principles: Experiences from Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia

Speaker: Professor Stephen Brown, IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellow, University of Ottawa

In 2005, foreign aid donors and recipients formally endorsed a few basic but far-reaching principles that had the potential to revolutionize global development cooperation. The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness – with its emphasis on putting recipients in the proverbial driver’s seat, donors aligning their aid with recipients’ national development strategies and harmonizing among themselves – promised to transform the way donors and recipients worked together, especially how they designed and implemented aid, in the interest of greater effectiveness. Using the cases of Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia, I address the following questions: To what extent have the Paris Principles been applied? What explains this degree of commitment? What has been the effect on the donor-recipient relationship? What do these findings suggest regarding the future of the Aid Effectiveness Agenda?

Recorded: Thursday 25 January 2018 (16:30-18:00)

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