Governance uber-wonk Daniel Kaufmann cuts a path through the development aid establishment, commenting on the financial crisis, the 2005 Paris Declaration, China as aid donor, mobile phones in governance, South-to-North knowledge transfer… he covers a lot of ground. But the core message is always the need for innovation.
“The official aid industry was already behind the curve prior to the crisis.” Kaufmann writes. “Now the required catching up is larger, and urgent, necessitating a rethinking of aid strategies and different approaches to aid effectiveness.”
There’s more at Kaufmann’s blog.
Dr. Kaufmann was co-creator of the Worldwide Governance Indicators dataset, and is currently writing from the Brookings Institution.
— Jonathan Eyler-Werve