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Moving away from aid

Many countries are expected to graduate from the list of recipients of official development assistance (ODA), and many others will likely move away from aid by 2030. However, little is known about how countries have managed the transition and graduation from aid, how development partners can best support and cooperate with them when aid flows fall, as well as how new partnerships could be forged.

ODI's research into these questions is based on four country reports on Botswana, Chile, Mexico and the Republic of Korea, representing varying stages in the transition from aid and beyond; from mid-way through the process to transitioning to a donor. A summary report distils key findings and lessons from the case studies, intended to provide illustrative examples for other countries entering or progressing through the trajectory towards ODA graduation, and for development partners articulating their country-level strategies.


Annalisa Prizzon, Rachael Calleja