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Assessing the Impact of Foreign Aid Paperback – 9 Nov 2015


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (9 November 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0128036605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0128036600
  • Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 1.6 x 23.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
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The book provides a fresh look into one of the most important unfinished agendas of foreign aid, i.e., the aid effectiveness agenda. It combines theoretical and practical contributions to propose new ways of thinking about the evaluation of the impact of aid, from its conceptualization to its implementation. It convincingly argues for the centrality of impact assessment in development programmes and it proposes reforms to ensure that such assessment truly contributes to making foreign aid an effective tool to improve lives in developing countries. The messages in the book should provide relevant food for thought for aid practioners, policy-makers, and academics alike. --Massimiliano Calì, World Bank

About the Author

Viktor Jakupec is Honorary Professor of Education at Deakin University. He also holds a professorship at Potsdam University, Germany. He held academic positions at University of Technology, Sydney, University of South Australia, Queensland University of Technology and Deakin University. His research over the last 3 years has focused on Impact Assessment within a context of Official Development Assistance and Political Economy Analysis for Official Development Assistance projects and programmes.

He worked as an international consultant for World Bank, Asian Development Bank, International Financial Corporation, Millennium Challenge Corporation and AusAID funded projects in Bangladesh, PR China, Georgia, Jordan, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. Viktor Jakupec has produced a range of ODA project design and project implementation reports, strategic plans. He has advised on implementation of IA and has undertaken IA and other associated evaluations within the education and social sectors in developing countries.

Prof. Jakupec is: Member, Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin (Academy of Sciences); Member, International Society for Development and Sustainability; Member, Arbeitskreis für Internationale Politische Ökonomie.

Max Kelly is Senior Lecturer in International and Community Development Studies at Deakin University, Australia. Dr. Kelly's areas of expertise include development policy and practice, with particular emphasis on, social development, livelihoods, food security, agriculture, community participation and community engagement, gender, and natural resource management. She previously worked at RMIT University, Melbourne. Her recent research focuses on Impact Assessment in development policy and practice, Political Economy Analysis of ODA, civil society in post conflict settings, and Organizational and social networks in post conflict settings. She has experience in Malawi, Uganda, Timor Leste, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

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