Aid Reimagined: How can foreign assistance support locally-led development?
Oct 6, 2022
Samantha Custer, Ana Horigoshi, Amber Hutchinson, Vera Choo, Kelsey Marshall
Custer, S., Horigoshi, A., Hutchinson, A., Choo, V. and K. Marshall. (2022). Aid Reimagined: How can foreign assistance support locally-led development? Williamsburg, VA: AidData at William & Mary.
If international development partners are to live up to their rhetoric and aspiration of supporting locally-led development, they must learn to see from the perspectives of their counterparts in the Global South. The Aid Reimagined report draws upon the experiences of nearly 7,000 leaders at the forefront of pushing forward reforms in 141 countries to answer three critical questions. How do leaders assess progress in advancing their national development goals? What key constraints do leaders see as hindering progress in achieving their goals? How can international actors best support locally-led development? The answers to these questions are essential reading for development partners to deploy resources, form partnerships, and measure success in ways that are responsive to what leaders from the Global South say they need.