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USAID Contribution

Aid Recipient Perspectives on Strengthening Country Systems


This is a background paper for the November 2012 USAID Experience Summit on Strengthening Country Systems. As USAID looks to strengthen country systems, it must move from its current approach that strengthens the aid delivery system to a collaborative approach that identifies and strengthens existing systems—including institutions, processes, and people in the government, civil society, private sector, media, academia, and other sectors working to develop their countries. Following are some recommendations gathered by The Listening Project, which listened to the experiences and ideas of over 6,000 people in aid recipient countries about how to make aid efforts more effective.

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