Beyond Paris: 11 Innovations in Aid Effectiveness

Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 10

33 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2012 Last revised: 19 Jul 2012

Matthew Morris

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre

Jonathan Pryke

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre

Date Written: November 1, 2011

Abstract

The current framework for improving aid effectiveness, the ‘Paris’ agenda of harmonization and alignment, has been found lacking. Alternatives are needed. This paper highlights some examples of recent innovations in the management and delivery of development aid. Drawing upon Barder (2009) and Howes (2011), the paper structures 11 innovations into three categories: improving the quality of the aid donor; improving the quality of the aid recipient; and improving how donors interact and the way aid is given. By examining these 11 innovations, the paper shows that aid agencies have the potential to adapt and evolve. The challenge for donors is to start selecting good ideas for implementation now and to never stop searching for new innovations to improve aid effectiveness.

Keywords: aid effectiveness, Paris declaration, aid innovations

JEL Classification: F35, O10, O20, O31

Suggested Citation

Morris, Matthew and Pryke, Jonathan, Beyond Paris: 11 Innovations in Aid Effectiveness (November 1, 2011). Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2025727 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2025727

Matthew Morris (Contact Author)

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre ( email )

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Canberra, 0200
Australia

Jonathan Pryke

Australian National University (ANU) - Development Policy Centre ( email )

7 Liversidge Street (Bld 70)
Lennox Crossing
Canberra, 0200
Australia

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