At Saana, we focus on improving aid effectiveness in design, delivery and in performance measurement.  We work to ensure aid follows the principles of ownership, alignment, harmonisation, and mutual accountability as laid down by the Paris and Accra agendas.  

Greater aid effectiveness has the potential to deliver real development gains. Increasingly developing countries and their development partners are focusing on raising the effectiveness of aid, ensuring that aid demonstrates results.

Best practice centres on responding to the needs of the recipients with development partners working together to reduce fragmentation, maximise complementarities and minimise the transaction costs of aid.  The tools for improving aid effectiveness are multiple, complex and inter-related.  Effective aid needs to be managed through, for instance, joint policies and strategies, necessitating a harmonised approach where development partners capitalise on their comparative advantage.  The importance of using monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools is vital to improve service delivery, learn lessons, improve resource allocation and make sure results are delivered on target.

Innovative solutions, measurable results

We have extensive experience in all elements of aid strategy, aid effectiveness, and particularly M&E.  We bring together a wide-range of exceptional experts to provide strategic advice and analysis, including institutional capacity building support.

In our approach, we work hand-in-hand with developing country institutions and development partners.  We respond to needs and design innovative solutions to increase the pay-off from aid. Our expertise is focused on the following areas:

  • Measuring progress and delivering results
  • Logical framework analysis
  • Intervention logic mapping
  • Establishing targets
  • Evaluating progress
  • Ownership and accountability
  • Aid modalities and procurement
  • Aid strategy and management