A golden opportunity to reform aid for the world's poorest

Official development assistance — the only external aid flow explicitly aimed at promoting development — will be vital in the post-2015 framework, particularly for people living in the world's poorest countries. But as a concept, ODA is in urgent need of reform, the ONE Campaign's Isabelle de Lichtervelde writes in an exclusive commentary.

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About the author

  • Isabelle De Lichtervelde

    Isabelle De Lichtervelde works on the policy team in The ONE Campaign's London office. In her current role, she focuses on development finance beyond 2015, and was a contributing writer of ONE's 2014 DATA Report. De Lichtervelde previously worked in the ONE Brussels office on development assistance in the EU budget, and before joining the organization was a researcher at the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies and for the Europe China Research and Advice Network.