Seeing the Combined Effects of Aid Programmes
Date: May 2022
Author(s): Richard Burge, Rachel Nadelman, Rosemary McGee, Jonathan Fox and Colin Anderson
Published by: Institute of Development Studies
This Policy Briefing, co-authored by ARC’s Rachel Nadelman and Jonathan Fox, is based on research into aid-funded governance programs in Mozambique, Nigeria and Pakistan that aimed to enhance state accountability to citizens. The research explores the interactions and combined effects that happen when multiple aid agencies try to support change in the same places, at the same time, and with similar actors. The research found three distinct categories of ‘interaction effects’: synergy, parallel play, and disconnect. The authors explore how using an ‘interaction effects’ lens in practice could inform aid agency strategies and programming.