Assistance Modalities For Aid Effectiveness
Choosing the best way to provide assistance
USAID is considering whether and how to use non-project modalities in support of education programs. While many of the lessons of the 1980s and 1990s are pertinent to the current discussion, the context within which USAID is considering to use non-project assistance is decidedly different.
This paper considers how these factors can influence USAID’s decisions to use non-project modalities and presents a framework within which USAID can define criteria for determining which funding modalities can best support development assistance objectives in the education sector.