The problem we are addressing
For a long time 'Aid has been driven by good intentions and has relied on big budget projects from a few Western Government Agencies'(Raj Kumar), resulting in underlying biases, trade-offs and inefficiencies. The current system is set up to maintain this status quo, even though it is widely recognised that things need to change and a disrupter to the existing incentives is required by hearing directly from affected populations. 'One of the underlying weaknesses is the system's inability to effectively incorporate the needs and perspectives of people in crisis into the way it operates.' (ODI HPG).
Who is affected ?
This occurs globally across the development and humanitarian sector.
Various actors are trying to address this problem through improvements within the existing architecture