Assessing the Impact of Foreign Aid

Value for Money and Aid for Trade
 
 
Academic Press
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  • erschienen am 10. November 2015
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  • 272 Seiten
 
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Assessing the Impact of Foreign Aid: Value for Money and Aid for Trade provides updated information on how to improve foreign aid programs, exploring the concept and practice of impact assessment within the sometimes-unproblematic approaches advocated in current literature of value for money and aid for trade.

Contributors from multi-lateral agencies and NGOs discuss the changing patterns of Official Development Assistance and their effects on impact assessment, providing theoretical, political, structural, methodological, and practical frameworks, discussions, and a theory-practice nexus.

With twin foci of economics and policy this book raises the potential for making sophisticated and coherent decisions on aid allocation to developing countries.


  • Addresses the impact of aid for trade and value for money, rather than its implementation
  • Discusses the changing patterns of Official Development Assistance and their effects on impact assessment, providing theoretical, political, structural, methodological, and practical frameworks, discussions, and a theory-practice nexus
  • Assesses the effects and implications of the value for money and aid for trade agendas
  • Highlights economic issues
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  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Author Biographies
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 - Official development assistance and impact assessment - theoretical and practical frameworks
  • Introduction
  • Aid, ODA, and resource flows to the developing world
  • Background to foreign aid
  • Contemporary debates, aid effectiveness, value for money, and aid for trade
  • Aid effectiveness
  • Value for money
  • Aid, development, results, and impact
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 2 - Conceptualizing impact assessment in foreign aid
  • Introduction
  • Results and impact
  • The evolution of impact assessment
  • Impact assessment in theory and practice
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Ex-ante and Ex-post IA
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3 - Competing development paradigms and alternative evaluations of aid effectiveness: challenging the dominant neoliber...
  • Introduction
  • A political economy background
  • The quest for modernization: the neoclassical foundations
  • Dissenting voices from the south: the challenge of the dependency theory
  • Basic needs
  • The rise of neoliberalism: globalization and development theory
  • The global financial crisis and emerging challenges to neoliberalism
  • Concluding thoughts: toward a new development paradigm and a new role for aid
  • References
  • Chapter 4 - Aid for trade: A critical analysis
  • Introduction
  • Unpacking "aid for trade" within a context of ODA
  • The increased quest for accountability
  • AfT from theoretical underpinnings to conceptualization
  • A critique of AfT
  • Trade not aid
  • Critique of the neoliberal ODA agenda
  • Toward a paradigm shift in AfT
  • Paradigm shift: AfT as a subset of VfM
  • Around and around
  • back to assessing impact and aid for trade
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5 - The rhetoric and reality of results and impact assessment in donor agencies: A practitioners' perspective1
  • Introduction
  • The changing aid environment
  • The pursuit of success
  • Understanding the "results culture"
  • The accountability and transparency agenda
  • The learning and efficacy agenda
  • A fly in the ointment?
  • The push for impact assessment
  • The changing face of impact assessment
  • Results reporting and impact assessment in a contested, dynamic, and political environment
  • Program design
  • Programme delivery and management
  • Reporting, accountability, and (impact) evaluation
  • Lesson learning and application
  • An evolving context?
  • Looking forward
  • The implications for aid investments and the framing of results
  • The implications for impact assessment
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6 - Beyond aid distribution: Aid effectiveness, neoliberal and neostructural reforms in Pacific Island Countries
  • Introduction
  • Overview of development aid
  • Economic reforms in pics: key issues
  • The limitations of economic reforms
  • Case study 1: Sovi basin conservation area in Fiji
  • Case study 2: ongoing ADB reform "promoting economic use of customary land" in Samoa
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 7 - Regulatory impact assessment: the forgotten agenda in ODA
  • Introduction
  • Defining RIA
  • A critical analysis of MDB's contemporary approaches to RIA
  • The neoliberal agenda
  • A brief ideological critique
  • A brief implementation critique
  • Inference: the policy cycle and the project cycle
  • The policy cycle
  • The project cycle
  • A pointer to procedures: transcending policy and project cycle
  • Applying RIA for ODA projects and programs
  • Problematics of ex-ante RIA
  • Conclusion: a case in favor of RIA in ODA
  • References
  • Chapter 8 - Can we assess the overall impact of development agencies? The example ofcorporate resultsframeworks in multilateral...
  • Setting the stage: pressing for results
  • What are corporate results frameworks?
  • How are corporate results frameworks used in practice?
  • Focus on agency results and performance
  • Powerful communication tools
  • Simplicity and economy
  • Strategic alignment and focus
  • Flexibility
  • Defining limitations
  • The assumed global causality
  • From corporate results to country results
  • From operational performance to corporate results
  • From institutional reforms to operational performance
  • Issues of data aggregation
  • Results versus risks
  • Short-term versus long-term impact
  • Ownership and politicization of the agenda
  • New avenues for new realities
  • Improved conceptual underpinning
  • Quality matters
  • Toward a culture of results
  • Priorities and ownership
  • Toward joint integrated frameworks
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 9 - Assessing the impact of knowledge on development partners
  • Introduction
  • Donor initiated evaluation research
  • Case study 1: accelerating the flow of scientific knowledge in Indonesia
  • Case study 2: institutional capacity building in the Maldives
  • Case study 3: choosing funding modalities for project integrity in Pakistan
  • Case study 4: computer-assisted instruction in Sri Lankan schools
  • Summary and conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 10 - From evidence to action: stakeholder coordination as a determinant ofevaluation use
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Determinants of evaluation use
  • Evaluation stakeholders
  • Points of coordination
  • Procurement and evaluation predesign
  • Design
  • Value for money
  • Counterfactual designs
  • Dissemination
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 11 - Inside the black box: modeling the inner workings of social development programs
  • Introduction
  • The intellectual roots and grounding of meta-modeling
  • The five steps of meta-modeling
  • The application of meta-modeling
  • Step 1: define the research question
  • Step 2: search and retrieve studies
  • Step 3: relevance appraisal
  • Step 4: code studies
  • Step 5: develop a meta-summary
  • Final thoughts on meta-modeling
  • Studies included in review
  • References
  • Chapter 12 - Impact assessment and official development assistance: ethnographic research of the World Bank's community-based ru...
  • Introduction
  • Applied ethnography
  • The four dimensional ethnographic impact assessment framework
  • Planning
  • Participative presence
  • Reflective flexibility
  • Ethical representation
  • The World Bank's CBRDP in Ghana: summary of ethnographic research findings
  • "Highly functional" decentralization system and CDD programs
  • When empowerment disempowers
  • Community-based program in nonexistent communities
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 13 - Finding balance: Improving monitoring to improve impact assessments of development programmes
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 - key definitions and concepts
  • Part 2 - the rise of impact assessment
  • Gold standard methods
  • Independence
  • Part 3 - The status of monitoring and its future
  • Part 4 - emerging approaches to improve monitoring
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 14 - Impact assessment in practice: case studies from Save the Children programs in Lao PDR and Afghanistan
  • Introduction
  • Save the Children Australia
  • Save the Children's global theory of change
  • Measuring our results
  • Primary Health Care Program, Sayaboury and Luang Prabang Provinces, Lao PDR
  • Background
  • Understanding and working within local systems
  • A contextually relevant approach to measuring results
  • Building the evidence base - making the case for scale-up
  • The importance of time
  • Children of Uruzgan Program, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan
  • Background
  • Understanding and working within local systems
  • A contextually relevant approach to measuring results
  • Building the evidence base - making the case for scale-up
  • The importance of time
  • Challenges associated with impact assessment
  • Timeframes
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Ex-post evaluations
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 15 - The nongovernmental development sector and impact assessment
  • Introduction
  • Contemporary debates in impact assessment
  • Impact assessment methods and tools
  • The logic model
  • Program logic and theory of change
  • The most significant change
  • Participatory rural appraisal/participatory learning action
  • Tiny tools
  • NGO practices in impact evaluation
  • Lessons from case studies
  • Challenges of impact assessment and the way forward
  • References
  • Chapter 16 - Impact assessment: from theory to practice
  • Introduction
  • Development theory and global economic paradigms
  • The elephant in the room.politics and foreign policy
  • Complexity
  • Impact.
  • Conceptual understandings
  • Methodology and method
  • Impact assessment in the real world - ex-ante, ex-post, or somewhere in between?
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Index
  • Back Cover

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