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idea 21: help public understand

posted by: ADG, 24 Mar 2011, 16:01 PM     category: 3. Efficiency & effectiveness

1 person suggested AusAID prepare the Australian public for the reality of aid as a ‘high risk venture… that they will lose money and that this is necessary’, and that it is difficult to give aid for preventative reasons. Another suggested finding the ‘hard data (actual numbers) on success is difficult to come by’...

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idea 22: ask 'whose perception'?

posted by: ADG, 24 Mar 2011, 16:06 PM     category: 3. Efficiency & effectiveness

This idea covers perceptions - donor vs partner government vs beneficiary.

2 people noted the difference in concepts of aid effectiveness between donors and recipients. Another suggested broadening our thinking of effectiveness to include other factors from the recipient perspective, like trade policy and investment. 1 person suggested that unexpected outcomes can denote a program’s effectiveness – as assessed by a participant, rather than a project manager or donor’s view. 1 person suggested Australia ‘move to a more authentic ‘development partnership’ to enable a more equal partnership, better public understanding of aid, clearer direction to program managers. To do this, they suggest Australia make its aid expectations clearer...

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