Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke at a CGD event about how the promotion of effective leadership can transform African countries and, in his speech, mentioned his support of COD Aid. Watch the speech here.
Reflecting its focus on results, DFID includes a commitment to pilot COD Aid contracts in its business plan. As Nancy and I discuss in this blog post, the agency is taking seriously the call for innovative aid and undergoing abilateral aid review based on results offers from country and regional staff.
In this speech on climate change, DFID International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced that, in Africa, DFID is “exploring a cash on delivery mechanism with a view to delivering enough electricity for over four million rural households, avoiding emissions of 900,000 tons a year.”
In comments posted on The Guardian and in this blog post, Nancy takes a closer look at what the development community means by “results”.
CGD visiting fellow Thomas Bollyky discusses how COD Aid could create incentives for more effective tobacco control strategies in this report published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Bollyky also published his proposals as an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.