KIC Sweden

Measuring the Impact of Democracy Aid

Flyer-EDD-panel-DIE_ENoP_-measuring-the-impact-Dem-AidTuesday, 26 November 2013 – 14:45-16:00 h; Lab 1 – Roundtable

After years of steady gains, foreign aid has hit a wall. According to OECD data, net official development
assistance from 23 donors totalled USD 133.5 billion in 2011, a fall of 2.7 % in real terms from
2010. Global aid is even expected to stagnate in the coming years.

In this context, the challenge to ‘do more with less’ brings questions concerning impact and relevance
to the forefront. This applies to democracy support even more than to development assistance, as the
results are difficult to capture quantitatively as well as qualitatively. In addition, the number of actors
and the diversity of target groups have grown over the years.
Democracy aid captures a varying field, ranging from good governance, civil
society support and assistance,
to electoral management cycles and assistance to political actors. In combination with the
variety of organisations active in the field, aspects of complementarity in programming, but also common
standards of impact evaluation, call for enhanced attention.
· Dr Annie Chikwanha, Senior Researcher, South African Institute of International Affairs – SAIIA
· Martin Dahinden, Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
· Eduardo González, Governance Advisor, Development Cooperation Directorate, Organisation
for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
· Prof. José Jaime Macuane, Senior Lecturer, University Eduardo Mondlane
· Dr. Wolfgang Maier, Deputy Head, European and International Cooperation, Konrad-Adenauer-
· Jean-Louis Ville, Head of Unit for Governance, Democracy, Gender and Human Rights,
Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid, European Commission
· Aiichiro

Yamamoto, Principal Representative for the European Union, Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Moderator: Dr. Jörg Faust, Head of Department “Governance, Statehood, Security”, German Development
Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)