Each year, MFAN speaks with the Congressional Hunger Center‘s Leland International Hunger Fellows about the pillars of aid effectiveness, and how accountability and country ownership can be incorporated into their two-year program of field and policy work.
The Congressional Hunger Center interviewed this year’s cohort, asking them how they have seen accountability and country ownership playing a role in their work and where there are opportunities for improved effectiveness. See what the fellows had to say about aid effectiveness in the field and in DC below.
“I’m a huge believer in evidence; I want rigorous evidence. I obviously advocate for making sure that the dollars go to interventions that are increasing wellbeing for people in meaningful ways, but I think that the donors can re-examine their control around what measurements are done and how they are measured.”
Amelia specializes in qualitative research, monitoring and evaluation, food security, and maternal and child undernutrition. As a Leland Fellow, Amelia was working on an evaluation of CARE International’s FANSER project in Zambia. Now she’s working with CARE‘s Policy and Advocacy team at their Washington, D.C. office, enhancing the organization’s global food and nutrition security policy and advocacy agenda by conducting a global nutrition landscape analysis and supporting CARE’s country offices with nutrition policy and advocacy efforts. See Amelia’s full interview here.
Stay tuned for more interviews from the Leland Hunger Fellows!