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Wait! Who Owns This?

Denika Blacklock Originally published in Kanava Global Connection http://www.kanavainternational.com/2014/09/wait-owns/#.VRLYXvmUemM
‘Ownership’ is a big word in development. The concept is meant to demonstrate that development organizations are accountable to beneficiary governments and communities, and that beneficiaries drive the design and implementation of development programs. Establishing ownership has become a measure of donor success, and many a reporting officer has learned to massage it subtly into reports. But it is really difficult to make this idea work in practice.