aid effectiveness

aid effectiveness

Development aid more crucial than ever in era of SDGs

Increasing aid and making it more effective can help poor people become more politically active in decisions that affect them, while also supporting governments to become more accountable and plot their own path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

7 tons of humanitarian aid arrives in South Sudan

Missed Out

This study seeks to understand the strengths and challenges of working with national and local nongovernmental organisations in South Sudan’s conflict-driven emergency, and reviews how the broader humanitarian system facilitates or prevents their involvement.

A man feeds hens, in Burkina Faso. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

ECOWAP: A Fragmented Policy

This paper is one of a series published by Oxfam in West Africa since 2009 on the effectiveness of aid in the agriculture and food sector. It analyses the West African context and reviews ECOWAP by looking at the processes and complex institutional structures currently in place.

Nurses in Korle Bu teaching hospital, Accra, Ghana (2010). Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Scholarships and the healthcare human resources crisis

Scholarships for study in the former Soviet Union were offered to students in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and across the developing world. The Russian program, previously reduced, is now expanding again. This report aims to establish just what impact these programs have had on healthcare systems and how they can be improved.

Myanmar: Riding the Wave of Reform

In 2011, following decades of isolation, Myanmar embarked on an unprecedented reform process, raising hopes for a new democracy.

Mali: A New Development Contract

Mali is the third largest producer of gold in Africa and yet one in five Malians still live in extreme poverty. Mali’s population suffers from chronic vulnerability and has faced t

Busan in a Nutshell

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, established in Busan, South Korea in 2011, set the international standard on the principles of effective aid and good developme

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