Identification of private sectors to maximize aid efficiency in Africa

Feb. 2008 - Aug. 2008

The project aimed to gain a better understanding of private actors involved in various forms of strategic and charitable “philanthropy” in Africa. These private actors included private foundations (individuals, families and communities), corporate foundations, business in-kind, and CSR programs, and an emerging type of philanthropy that has commercial and social objectives (hybrid actors or approaches).

The research positioned these private actors within the aid landscape from the supply side (e.g. multilateral donors, bilateral donors, global programs, vertical funds, individuals) and the recipient side (e.g. international intermediaries, African governments -national, local-, African implementing partners, and end beneficiaries).  It also examined the political economy with regard to the way this “aid landscape” functioned.  Therein it gained the views of African governments, African based implementing partners, and African philanthropists.

Services provided

Map the Aid Landscape: Collect and organize the data on the patterns of assistance by official donors (OECD/DAC and non-OECD/DAC) in the past decade.

Collect and organize the data on the patterns of assistance by private actors in the past ten years.

Collect and organize data on the international intermediaries or national partners that receive funding from private actors in the two pilot countries (domestic and international) and show the flows of this data to end beneficiaries.

Process data and complete analysis report with findings.