Multi-Actor Aid Delivery: Improving Performance in Complex Situations

Scanteam has designed and evaluated various multi-actor aid vehicles, such as basket funds, pooled funds, multi-donor trust funds (MDTFs). We have helped actors improve governance systems, streamline procedures, carry out strategic re-alignments when the situation has changed, design exit or transition strategies and plans, while all the time keeping focus on efficiency and effectiveness of delivery to the intended beneficiary groups. While multi-actor vehicles can be efficient for managing risk, reducing transaction costs, improving transparency and accountability, they can also become costly, slow, cumbersome and dysfunctional when compared with core objectives. Scanteam has helped address such problems and find valid solutions to complex and sometimes competing agendas.