Setting the context: from the Washington Consensus to a new leading paradigm of effective aid?. Alina Rocha Menocal, ODI Commonwealth Secretariat/La Francophonie workshop on ‘The Future of Aid: User Perspectives on Reform of the International Aid System’
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Setting the context: from the Washington Consensus to a new leading paradigm of effective aid?
Alina Rocha Menocal, ODI
Commonwealth Secretariat/La Francophonie workshop on
‘The Future of Aid: User Perspectives on Reform of the International Aid System’
Sheraton Hotel, Dhaka, 20-21 March 2006
The ‘big win’: more money
This model would be both unstable and monopolistic in a genuine market, socially inefficient and politically unacceptable.
But this is not a market, and it is not well regulated.
No major aid institution has closed in several decades, while dozens have opened.
The irony is that, unlike supermarkets and shops, the same owners – rich country governments – control all the outlets.
35 donor countries and agencies
26 multilateral donor agencies
56 aid recipient countries
14 civil society organisations
1) a Workshop held at ODI in November 2005 with CSO representatives from Africa, Asia and Lat Am (as well as donors and INGO representatives)
2) a virtual Forum on the Future of Aid (FFA) to stimulate a broader discussion on the aid system among interested parties – see www.futureofaid.net.
3) a working paper titled ‘Which way the future of aid?’, which you can find both in your folders and in the CD we have compiled for this workshop.