Danish Development Cooperation from a Partner Perspective
Sep 1, 2016
Bradley Parks, Samantha Custer, Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, Rebecca Latourell
Parks, B. C., Custer, S., Masaki, T., Sethi, T., & Latourell, R. (2016). Danish Development Cooperation from a Partner Country Perspective. Williamsburg, VA: AidData at William & Mary.
To assess Denmark’s performance from a partner country perspective, the study uses contributions from public, private, and civil society sector leaders in 40 low- and middle-income countries that participated in the 2014 Reform Efforts Survey. Participants provided first-hand insights into their experiences working with a variety of development partners and feedback on three aspects of performance: influence in setting the policy priorities, usefulness of advice in informing policy decisions, and helpfulness in reform implementation (i.e., translating ideas into action). The study finds that long-term partnerships and focussed investments amplify Denmark’s influence and improve favourability in the eyes of key counterparts. Furthermore, Denmark’s current practice of frequently communicating with in-country stakeholders was identified as particularly fruitful.
Funding: This study was commissioned by Danida, the Danish International Development Agency.
Listening to Leaders
The 2014 Reform Efforts Survey Aggregate Dataset
This large-scale survey collects feedback on development priorities, progress and performance from the perspectives of more than 6,000 policymakers, practitioners and leaders in 126 low- and middle-income countries.
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