An internal quality control report on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics shows, however, that there are at the German society for International cooperation (GIZ) to little control mechanisms. The GIZ is implementing as a project partner on behalf of the Federal government development aid in the countries.

As the “taz” reported, according to the auditors, “lack of systems or processes to Review the use of funds”. Some of the expenditure would be checked, in spite of considerable cost rarely. Will also criticized that part is not clear whether partners in the countries pledged contributions in fact, in the agreed amount made. “In some cases,” I observed, “that the partner contributions fail in practice, much lower than announced or which is not according to the GIZ-demand”, – quotes the “taz” from the report. Employees of the GIZ had not reported to the competent Ministry on the contributions actually paid.

Apparently, there are also shortcomings in the communication between GIZ and the German Federal Ministry for economic cooperation and development. Problems and challenges on the ground would Report described in the GIZ and the ministries. The reports were “often not a sufficiently comprehensive picture of the Situation on the ground”. In two of the nine projects examined are critical to success risks “had not been communicated” early enough to the development Ministry. The possibilities of the Ministry, intervene, be limited, and the “target achievement of the projects” at risk”. Another Problem is the coordination between the various German organisations in the development aid is active apparently. It has got worse compared to previous years.

More collaboration with local partners

For years, there’s been a change in development assistance: It is more trying to the actors on the ground. On one hand, projects are, in fact, to the needs of the people there. To encounter the other, to criticism, development aid can be useful to the countries of nothing, but make you even more of the Western countries such as Germany. For these reasons, it is now often used, the term “development cooperation”.

If you put on more and different actors, it means that you have to improve the control mechanisms, especially in countries where corruption is a big Problem. A GIZ spokesman told the “taz”, corruption is “a dangerous obstacle to Development, perhaps the most important thing of all”. Corruption is therefore a major concern of the GIZ.

expert: to measure whether projects really bring something

however, There is always criticism of the transparency of development aid and doubts about how exactly the success of individual projects actually can be controlled. The US think tank “Center for Global Development,” gave an analysis of the influence of development aid on Migration recommendations for how you could increase the transparency. The researchers evaluated several studies, but also some of the calculations.

For example, they proposed a System for the tracking of relief funds, such as the Organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD) has already applied for aid projects in the area of environment and equal rights.

in addition, the authors requested that the successes or failures of specific development projects will be evaluated on a scientific level. At least “a control group as a comparison was not” necessary to get the appropriate assistance. Cuts the control group similar to the group that has help to get money, that would be an indication that the help has nothing to.

For migration projects it is also useful that the contact to sponsored families go even further, should leave the family to their country of origin.

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