Profs. Oksan Bayulgen, Shareen Hertel, and Matt Singer served as trainers for key segments of a 2-week training course on “Learning for International Development: Aid Effectiveness and Evaluation,” hosted by the UConn Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics. Prof. Boris Bravo-Ureta (Agricultural & Resource Economics) organized the event with the sponsorship of the European Union.
Bayulgen led discussion of the relationship between aid and democratization. Singer led discussion on decentralization and its impact on aid effectiveness. Hertel led discussion of the legal foundations of aid and conducted the final participatory evaluation of the workshop. The Kenyans visitors involved in the program are senior staff in the External Resources Department of Kenya’s Ministry of Finance.