Assessing the Sustainability of Outcomes in International Development

Overview

Despite billions of dollars being provided in foreign aid each year, very few studies have examined whether the outcomes from foreign aid interventions are sustained after donor funding has ceased. This project examines how realist evaluation techniques can be used to understand why and how sustained outcomes are – or are not – achieved.

Collaborators

  • Professor Gill Westhorp, Associate Professor Emma Williams and Sue Cant, Charles Darwin University.
  • Dr Keren Winterford, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney.
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Research projects

We conduct research that leads to the design of innovative, evidence-based policies that promote sustainable improvements in the quality of peoples’ lives and maximise the benefits from international trade.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.