Reviewing beneficiary feedback mechanisms

It is our view that ending poverty requires communicating with, listening to and including beneficiaries of aid in planning, implementation and monitoring. Feedback from aid recipients is central to aid effectiveness. This new report provides an overview of current literature and practice and has been used to inform the work of Development Initiatives (DI) and its Ugandan partner Development Research and Training (DRT).

Together, we work at both community and policy levels, funded by a Partnership Programme Arrangement (PPA) from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). DRT is supporting communities in northern Uganda to access relevant information about aid flows to their region, and to provide feedback to the authorities on whether these funds are arriving and how they are being used. This represents both an accountability function and an empowerment mechanism.