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In this booklet, we share the perspectives on questions regarding aid effectiveness from aid practitioners and intended beneficiaries in El Salvador. This material draws from conversations with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) country mission and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), US contractors, government of El Salvador staff, civil society organizations, beneficiaries, and other donors.

In trying to improve US foreign aid, we should listen to those who know aid best: the professionals who deliver aid and the people who receive it. They know more than anyone how aid can and should work, how the way aid is delivered affects its outcomes, and how aid can motivate governments and communities to invest in their own development. Oxfam America seeks to bring voices from the field to the Washington debate on aid reform, enabling them to weigh in on the following issues: Getting the purpose right, modernizing US foreign aid, promoting ownership by governments and citizens.

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