Perceptions of Aid in Places Affected by Conflict

June 2011 | The Listening Project

This paper highlights the perspectives of people in several aid recipient countries that have experienced inter-group and communal divisions and violence, and in some cases war.

Among the different issues surrounding the conflict (in)sensitivity of international aid efforts, we highlight the two most prevalent themes:

  1. Concerns about the politicization of aid and the harmful effects of external agendas, and
  2. Policy and programming decisions that determine where, when, how and to whom assistance is provided.

 

Suggested Citation: The Listening Project. Perceptions of Aid in Places Affected by Conflict. Cambridge, MA: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, 2011.