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20 Jan 2017 description

The Reality of Aid Reports analyze and advocate key messages relating to the performance of aid donors from a unique perspective of civil society in both donor and recipient developing countries.
The RoA Reports have established themselves as a credible corrective to offcial publications on development assistance and poverty reduction. They have also developed a reputation as an important independent comparative reference for accountability and public awareness of development issues.

09 Oct 2011 description

New report calls for full review of aid reform impact on development

Aid reform commitments in the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the subsequent 2008 Accra Agenda for Action are said to be part of an international push for results in achieving international development goals such as the Millennium Development Goals.

25 Mar 2011 description

Brussels, March 23. Days after officials at the OECD made plans towards the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4), more than 80 representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) from across the globe gathered in Sweden to develop their own strategy for the forum.

HLF4 will be held from November 29 to December 1 2011 in Busan, Republic of Korea.

01 Jun 2010 description

The report is a specialized selection of researches ranging from the emergence of new global donors such as India, China and South Africa as well as the establishment of a new international financial architecture in South America to the impact of these trends on the diverse economies of Asia, Africa and the Americas. It presents the general condition of the Southern continents along with the specific experiences of Zimbabwe, Uganda and the Philippines, and illustrates the viability as well as the deficiency of the rising South-South development cooperation.

01 Dec 2009 description

Climate Change is the biggest challenge confronting our present generation with potentially catastrophic consequences for ecological systems along with people's health, safety and livelihoods. But its impacts are unevenly distributed. Those with the least contribution to the causes of global warming are the most adversely affected by it. They also command the least resources to adapt to the ongoing changes brought on by climate change.

01 Apr 2009 description

Climate Change is the biggest challenge confronting our present generation with potentially catastrophic consequences for ecological systems along with people's health, safety and livelihoods. But its impacts are unevenly distributed. Those with the least contribution to the causes of global warming are the most adversely affected by it. They also command the least resources to adapt to the ongoing changes brought on by climate change.

01 Sep 2008 description

This 2008 Reality of Aid Report presents evidence and opinions from organisations operating on the front lines of development policies around the world about the current reality of aid policies and their outcomes. The reality of aid in 2008 is that it continues to fail to promote human development for the eradication of poverty based on the core values of human rights, democracy, gender equality and environmental sustainability.

01 Aug 2008 description

This edition of the Reality Check tackles the critical issues of civil society and development effectiveness. In the lead-up to the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, CSOs have been challenged to respond to the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness in relation to their own effectiveness as aid and development actors. Rejecting the direct application of the Paris Declaration to CSO development roles, CSOs have focused on their roles as innovative agents of change and social transformation.

01 Jul 2008 description

This issue of Reality Check evaluates the phenomenon of global vertical programmes through the lens of aid effectiveness. Clearly, vertical programmes present benefits but also pose challenges. Yet these benefits and challenges differ considerably amongst themselves and among sectors. The reality
of vertical funds is evolving, yet still provides nuanced lessons as we continue to learn how to better deliver aid.

01 Apr 2008 description

"Aid-for-trade" (AfT) is the catch-all term for trade-related official development assistance (ODA) provided to developing countries. With the Doha Round in the doldrums, Aid-for-trade is gaining even more prominence within offical aid and trade circles.

01 Jun 2006 description

The Reality of Aid 2006 Global Report takes on the issues of security, conflict and the war on terror and present life-and-death challenges vis-à-vis development cooperation. With reports from 20 OECD countries, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific, and graphs illustrating major trends in global aid, the Reality of Aid 2006 Global Report provides a unique commentary on the state of development cooperation.

The paper includes analyses on recipient countries including Colombia, the Middle East, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as donor countries.

01 Dec 2004 description

Reports from NGOs in this Reality of Aid present a very diverse picture of governance and human rights in international cooperation. At one end of the scale we see donors and developing country governments focusing on the very practical questions of how aid can be better managed and coordinated.