There are many types of development approaches that seek to reduce poverty, including social protection, rural or community development programmes, and private sector development in the form of Making Markets Work for the Poor or M4P. Many of these involve income-generation for the poor, but what do these projects and programmes actually aim to achieve? Is it just about money, or is there something more?
Sajid Chowdhury is joined by special guest Tim Bene, who strives to improve aid effectiveness by taking a results-oriented approach to appraisal, formulation, monitoring and evaluation. He has reviewed or evaluated nearly 100 projects and programmes financed by donors such as the EU and DFID and implemented by a wide range of international organisations, consulting firms and NGOs in more than 20 countries.