The purpose of this blog is to provide a reference point for Performance Improvement and Certified Performance Technology (CPT) professionals to understand the arena of international development. The goal is to encourage the focus and energies of performance improvement (PI) practitioners to apply HPT/HICD technology in transitioning society development.
1) a reduction in the number of countries receiving aid, a reduction in aid as countries move into higher income categories, or a recognition that some countries are not in a position to benefit from assistance;
2) resources focused in a smaller number of sectors identified as crucial for economic growth; and
3) selectivity around high-impact initiatives.
After some analysis of the current situation, she provides 4 recommendations for moving forward in today's environment of austerity and lower funding:
Re-evaluate and eliminate small programs.
Create a State Department aid account for strategic/political purposes.
Focus on a smaller number of objectives that have big impacts and get out of unrelated programs.