aid developmentMany countries are decreasing their foreign aid budget and many more will do in the future.

Usually, countries do not have a strategy to address potential challenges and plan ahead for the transition from aid. Most development partners do not have a formal and clear strategy and criteria on transition and exit either. Both recipient countries and donors should identify priorities for external development finance and develop a strategy for managing the transition away from aid.

Many countries will start their transition from aid soon or have already begun it. We must learn from the experiences of countries and donors that have already gone through it, not to jeopardise results achieved so far.

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