Meet, Watch, Hear!
Have the Paris Principles made any impact on service delivery at a health centre in a small town in Uganda?
Have the Paris Principles made coordination of aid easier in Bangladesh?
These are the kind of questions which the evaluation set out to answer in comprehensive reports.
But at an early stage the Management Group of the Evaluation decided to complement the written reports with live voices and scenes from the field where the impact of the Paris Declaration stands the ultimate test.
A video crew was assigned to produce short video clips each illustrating various aspects and issues relevant to aid effectiveness and the Paris Declaration. These video clips are available on this DVD-ROM. The crew was not asked to paint a rosy, but – in line with the evaluation – a realistic picture of the realities on the ground.
demonstrate key messages of the evaluation
include success stories, failures, challenges, problems, visions, criticism ...
portray some of the people and places it is all about
show that the implementation of the Paris Declaration actually has implications for the world's poor
illustrate complex issues and jargon i.e. 'alignment' and 'harmonization' and their implications in the field
communicate strong views and statements
The video crew has worked independently, and the clips should not be seen as live versions of the evaluation reports. But the crew has been guided by the evaluation reports and has throughout the process been in close cooperation with the evaluation teams and the management group.
The Video Crew:
The video clips are produced by Dansk AV Produktion:
Freelance-journalist/cameraman Bo Illum Jørgensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Freelance-journalist Jesper Heldgaard (email@example.com)
Producer Anders Christensen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Better aid saves lives
Watch a documentary on the Paris Principles at work in the health sector in Tanzania
In 2007 Dansk AV Produktion, which has produced the video clips on the Paris Declaration on this DVD-ROM, produced a documentary for national Danish TV. It shows how child mortality in Tanzania was reduced by a quarter in just five years. One of the main reasons behind this dramatic improvement is better cooperation among Tanzania’s government and the multitude of donors in health. “Better aid saves lives” goes back in time when donors focused on individual projects. It takes the viewer to remote health clinics in Tanzania and shows how aid can yield much better results, when donors stop acting like cooks spoiling the broth, and instead allow the recipient, Tanzania, to act as chef in the kitchen.
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