Fragile states: measuring what makes a good pooled fund

Briefing papers
August 2011

The practice of pooling funds from multiple donors into a single instrument is becoming an increasingly popular method of delivering aid to fragile states. However, there are differences in how well individual pooled funds are operating.

This Project Briefing introduces a potential tool for scoring the effectiveness of individual pooled funds, allowing for their systematic comparison. The briefing goes on to score and compare funds in Afghanistan, Liberia and South Sudan, demonstrating how the tool can be used to identify good practice.

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