Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer and Why?

Measuring whether, when, how, and why individual development partners have influenced reform efforts in low- and middle-income countries is a challenge that has confounded scholars, practitioners, and policymakers for many decades. In a new report launched in October 2015, AidData draws upon the firsthand experiences and observations of nearly 6,750 policymakers and practitioners in 126 countries to answer these critical questions.

The Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer and Why report examines the interactions that decision-makers in low and middle-income countries have with these development partnerships, pulling from their invaluable insights into the most pressing problems they face, their top policy priorities, and thoughts on how aid agencies and other external actors can partner with them most effectively. Listening to Leaders is the second report leveraging data from AidData’s 2014 Reform Efforts Survey. AidData is preparing the next wave of the global omnibus survey to be fielded in 2016.

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How to Cite Listening to Leaders

Citing the Full Report:

Custer, Samantha, Zachary Rice, Takaaki Masaki, Rebecca Latourell and Bradley Parks. 2015. Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer and Why? Williamsburg, VA: AidData. http://aiddata.org/listening-to-leaders.

Citing the Executive Summary:

Custer, Samantha, Zachary Rice, Takaaki Masaki, Rebecca Latourell and Bradley Parks. 2015. Executive Summary of Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer and Why? Williamsburg, VA: AidData. http://aiddata.org/listening-to-leaders.