Improving the effectiveness of the aid dollar

Women use food vouchers to buy fresh vegetables

Many years ago, donor countries came to the conclusion that aid dollars were not generating the kind of results that the donors and recipients were looking for, says Talaat Abdel-Malek, Chairman of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness.

Donors, for example, blamed recipients for inefficiency, while recipient countries felt donors did not understand their true needs.

In town for a meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum, which reviews trends in international development cooperation, Mr. Abdel-Malek explained to Gerry Adams how his working group is trying to improve the effectiveness of aid funds for donors and recipients.

Duration: 3’39″

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