Official development aid has been studied to death. Despite best efforts, global poverty is a tough nut to crack and remains a sad reality for far too many people on this planet. With the growing addition of private funded aid onto the scene, I wondered whether these new players on the scene would do anything differently, or whether they fell into the same pitfalls that ensnared the efforts of official aid.
I thought the best people to ask about privately funded aid are recipients. Recipients might be the people that receive the grants to make changes, and also the people whose lives are altered as a result of the changes.
I outline my doctoral research on this topic in a 3 minute cartoon here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAfWFtYhOMM&index=7&list=PLww1dvjSoO4OUlyHJtogMTDsOCi-G4iq-
My doctoral dissertation can be downloaded here: C.Funk.DocSocSciDissertation2016_PUBLISHED