In this issue of Ontrac we approach the problem of the ‘bureaucratic beast’ in relationships between development partners from different angles. In Viewpoint, one Central American colleague asks where he can find partners who don’t cripple his organisation’s effectiveness with demands for paperwork. Katie Wright takes a birds-eye view of development trends that have led to results-based management. Jamal Kidwai shows how work that challenges inequalities necessarily becomes political – which in turn makes it uncomfortable for donors and the state to support.
Taking an INGO perspective, Sinead Walsh discusses common-sense good practice in development partnerships in order to balance paperwork with relationships. Finally, Colin Kirk uses his experience in DFID and multilateral development finance institutions to point out that donors are also fed up with the oversight ‘machine’. INTRAC hopes to move forward and address this situation that nobody seems to be happy with – watch our activities for more news.
ONTRAC 39. Control and Effectiveness in Aid Partnerships
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