2017 Research

Confronting the Contradiction – an Exploration into the Dual Purpose of Accountability and Learning in Aid Evaluation

Kristina Bjorkdahl, Desmond MchNeil, Hilde Reinersten

Based on evaluations of Swedish and Norwegian aid the researchers Hilde Reinertsen, Kristian Bjørkdahl and Desmond McNeill written a report which examines whether accountability and learning are compatible in the evaluation of aid. Their conclusion is that they are not. In the report they make suggestions for how evaluations might become more purposeful.