Savedoff: Aid Monitoring Still Lacks Support

The aid community has been making strides in ensuring aid effectiveness through stringent evaluation, but the effort still lacks “substantive support,” according to William Savedoff of the Center for Global Development.

Citing efforts of watchdog AidWatch, Savedoff said efforts to boost aid impact through evaluation “is still in the beginning phases.”

Savedoff wrote: “While there is broad recognition of the fact that successful development is difficult without thorough assessment of accountability and effectiveness, substantive support for rigorous evaluation is lacking within the global aid community.”

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    Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.