Masahiro [user:field_middlename] Igarashi

Masahiro Igarashi

Director of Evaluation (formerly FAO)


My contributions

  • A step back in time

    If we go back to the turn of the century, we can see how much the development assistance paradigm shifted from the 1990s to the 2000s. Rather than seeing development as something that should be taught and provided, it was recast as a largely home-grown process that could be supported and facilitated by external partners. As national ownership of the development process became more widely recognized, so the conditions for development assistance changed to prioritise the commitment of national governments and partners to agreed development goals. Thus, many countries started to build development strategies that