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Highlighting Progress In International Development Plays Important Role In Garnering Support For Foreign Aid

Overseas Development Institute: With aid under attack, we need stories of development progress more than ever
In the first of a three-part blog series on ODI’s Development Progress project, Elizabeth Stuart, head of program at ODI, discusses the benefits of highlighting stories of progress within international development, writing, “Providing these kinds of stories should counter the misconception that most aid is wasted — all the more necessary at a time when there is a media onslaught against development cooperation. … Continuing with this affirming research agenda will help shore up support for development assistance, and more broadly to counter the narrative of nihilism that ‘nothing is getting better’ in poor countries” (2/13).