Donor aid New frontiers in transparency and accountability

A lack of transparency and accountability in the aid system causes (at least) three inter-related problems. The first is the ‘efficiency problem’: when aid is opaque and unaccountable, funds are more likely to go astray (through corruption or inefficiency) between donors and the ultimate or intended beneficiaries. The second is the ‘effectiveness problem’: when aid is opaque and unaccountable, it is harder for donors to coordinate their efforts, for recipients to plan ahead and for those affected by aid to suggest ways to improve outcomes. The third is the ‘empowerment problem’: opaque and unaccountable aid reinforces relationships between donors and recipients that are disempowering, and prevents aid recipients from taking control of the development process.

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