CGD Paper Examines U.S. Efforts To Strengthen Country Ownership In Its Aid Programs

Center for Global Development’s “Rethinking U.S Development Policy”: A New Look at U.S. Government Approaches to Country Ownership
Sarah Rose, senior policy analyst at CGD, and Jared Kalow, research assistant at CGD, discuss findings from a new policy paper on U.S. efforts to strengthen country ownership in its aid programs, and highlight several recommendations on “how the U.S. government can better adhere to its commitment to support country ownership.” Recommendations include “increase flexible spending for USAID. … Evaluate use of country systems. … Provide more flexible, results-oriented support to partner country institutions. … Increase funds to the multilateral development banks…” (12/13).