Motivated by the fast morphing international development finance landscape, this Gates Foundation funded study seeks to explore aid management in some five African countries (Ghana, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia) with a view to understanding how differences in country specific arrangements may influence aid management for better or positive development outcomes.
Specifically, the study will:
- Assess how countries are accessing development finance in the past decade in light of the changing external environment;
- Understand how government systems are adapting both to influence the intermediate targets of external resource inflows and to ensure efficient mobilization and allocation of development finance;
- Assess how countries are engaging and managing the new state and non-state actors;
- Assess the extent to which traditional donors are adapting and aligning their in-country assistance pro-grams in the new aid environment; and
- Explore the scope of the use of technological platform to enhance the availability, quality, and timeliness of data that will enhance monitoring and evaluation of the use of development finance.
As it relates to the private sectors, the studies will attempt to capture the role of international private capital flows in the fast changing international development finance landscape, how recipient countries are engaging and managing these external inflows and how these countries can efficiently mobilize development resources from domestic private investors. The private sector institutions therefore feature prominently in the stakeholder group to be consulted in various countries.