17 May 2018

SCIENCE researcher: Denmark should use more money on efficiency evaluations

This news is redirected and translated by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from Altinget.

More of the Danish aid funds should be used on evaluating the efficiency of our own contributions in the developing countries. That would strengthen the international kvowledge database and benefit desitionmakers in developing countries, Ninja Ritter Klejnstrup, researcher at UCPH, writes.

Following is written by Ninja Ritter Klejnstrup Ph.d.-student at Department of Food and Research Economics at UCPH.

Have the demands for measuring results and effictiveness of the development aid gone too far?

Let me start with a quick clarification of concepts: While the two may be synonyms in everyday speech, measuring of results and effectiveness do not technically mean the same. Measuring of results entails that you follow a development based on some chosen indicators in princip without trying to determine what an eventual development is the result of...

Read the whole debate piece here.

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