A new report, entitled ‘Keeping a Low Profile: What Determines the Allocation of Aid by Non-Governmental Organisations’, highlights the lack of information available on NGO aid activities. The report undertakes a cross-country analysis of what drives NGO aid. It was found that whilst some beliefs about NGO aid are valid such as the targeting of beneficiaries, while others are false. NGOs do not currently complement official aid through focusing on ‘difficult’ institutional environments and tend to follow each other so aid gets clustered, enhancing the divide between ‘donor darlings’ and ‘donor orphans’. Publish What You Fund suggest that these findings demonstrate the need for more information on aid spending so that better decision making and coordination of resources are possible.
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