This paper examines the debate that has emerged around the problems encountered in funding flexibly whilst trying to meet the demands for more results-based grant management .
Several donors have moved to multi-year funding of NGOs around objectives which have been wide in scope. Meanwhile ministers are focused on demonstrating quantifiable and easily understood results to show good use of the taxpayer’s money. This paper reviews some of these debates, providing examples of where attempts have been made to achieve both objectives.
Monitoring Flexible Funding: Navigating the challenges