Managing Aid Exit and Transformation

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  • Published: May 2008
  • Series: Joint evaluation
  • Type: Evaluations
  • Carried out by: ECORYS (the Netherlands) and Chr. Michelsen Institute (Norway)
  • Commissioned by: Sida, Netherland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danida, Norad
  • Country: Botswana, Eritrea, India, Malawi, South Africa
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This is a report from an evaluation of the management of donor exits from partner countries and related transformations of aid relationships, an important aspect of development cooperation that has so far not received much attention in evaluations. The evaluation was jointly undertaken by Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. It contains case studies of completed and ongoing exits by one or several of these donors from government-to-government development cooperation with Botswana, Eritrea, India, Malawi, and South Africa.

One overall conclusion stands out: systematic exit planning with a focus on the sustainability of development outcomes is the exception rather than the rule. The evaluation ends with a set of recommendations for the formulation of shared international guidelines for aid exits and transformations.

Se også oppsummering etter presentasjon av rapporten: Exit bistand

Published 16.01.2009
Last updated 16.02.2015