Results-Based Aid – Who Said What and What Did He or She Really Mean?

December 07, 2010

Which world leaders are represented below? And do you think they had in mind my definition of “results”?  Your guesses and comments are welcome.  Answers tomorrow.Who said this?“For too long, we’ve measured our efforts by the dollars we spent and the food and medicines that we delivered….Let’s move beyond the old, narrow debate over how much money we’re spending, and instead let’s focus on results -- whether we’re actually making improvements in people’s lives.”Who said this?“We’re also fundamentally redesigning our aid programs….The focus will be on outputs and outcomes rather than inputs. In these difficult, economic times donors have a double duty, a responsibility to achieve maximum value for money: not just results but results at the lowest possible cost.”Who said this?“In all of these efforts, my concern was. . .results. I was frankly skeptical of some past foreign assistance programs. . . . (We) needed not only more resources but also to use them differently. So we . . . set clear, ambitious, measurable goals; insisted on accountability. . .”


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