CIPS Policy Brief No. 4, February 2009

  • Human development programs and projects in Afghanistan generally lack the results frameworks required to assess their effectiveness.
  • With exception of the health sector, development programs have been designed without results monitoring and evaluation in mind.
  • Aid efforts have bypassed Afghan institutions, which remain incapable of assuming their formal roles and responsibilities — a missed opportunity.

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Nipa Banerjee served as the head of Canada’s aid program in Kabul (2003-2006) and now teaches international development at the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa.

This publication is part of the project on Afghanistan: Can a Sustainable Outcome Be Achieved?