Despite emerging donor status, Russian aid still a work in progress

Lorenzo Piccio, Devex senior analyst for development finance and policy, discusses his findings on Russia’s re-emerging aid program.

Russia’s trajectory is quite unique in international development, as the country has gone back and forth from being an aid donor to becoming one of the biggest recipients of international aid, and is now recently back as a re-emerging donor.

Despite this current status within the donor community, Russia’s entire aid program is still pretty much a work in progress, as it lacks an effective monitoring and evaluation mechanism, as well as a streamlined coordinating structure.

What are the key discussion points in Russia’s aid and development evolution, and what are the prime findings that describe the current state of the country’s aid program, and where it is headed?

Find out in the above video report by Devex senior analyst Lorenzo Piccio.

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About the author

  • Lean Alfred Santos

    Lean Alfred Santos is a former Devex development reporter focusing on the development community in Asia-Pacific, including major players such as the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. He previously covered Philippine and international business and economic news, sports and politics.

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