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Multilateral donors: stakeholder perceptions revealed

Briefing/policy papers

This project briefing presents results from an ODI pilot project, undertaken in 2007, that aimed to identify the views of stakeholders in recipient countries about the performance

of key multilateral organisations, and their preferences for which organisations should disburse additional aid.

Key points:

• The perceptions of 261 senior recipient country stakeholders about the performance of multilateral organisations are a challenge for donors.

• Respondents and donors appear to use different sets of criteria to assess overall effectiveness.

• Perceptions of governance and ownership appear to

affect recipient preferences about which multilateral organisation should disburse additional aid.

Simon Burall