Title

Impact assessment and offical development assistance: Ethnographic research of the World Bank's community-based rural development projects in Ghana

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Elsevier academic press

Place of Publication

Oxford, United Kingdom

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

19405

Comments

Originally published as: Adusei-Asante, K., & Hancock, P. (2016). Impact assessment and offical development assistance: Ethnographic research of the World Bank's community-based rural development projects in Ghana. In Jakupec, V., & Kelly, M. (Eds.). Assessing the impact of foreign aid : value for money and aid for trade (pp. 169-182), London : Elsevier academic press. Available here

Additional Information

The purpose of this chapter are twofold: one, to explore the need for stronger links between and ex post and ex ante in Official Development Assistance (ODA) and; tow to argue for the ethnographic approach to impact assessment (IA) methods which we argue, provides a more nuanced, and context-specific capacity to highlight potential issues, and impacts, both positive and negative of ODA. Questions about capacity to highlight potential issues, and impacts, both positive and negative of ODA. Questions about the efficacy of ODA raises questions on the rigor and validity of the methods and tools used in assessing them before, during and after their implementation. This chapter provides insights on the usefulness of ethnography as a credible IA tool for understanding how ODA implementation impacts on the people and communities it is designed to help.

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