|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA
contextual information that cannot be seen by those in distant headquarters. Drawing on a novel database of over 14,000 discrete development projects across nine aid agencies and eight paired case studies of development projects, Honig shows that aid agencies will often benefit from giving field
agents the authority to use their own judgments to guide aid delivery. This navigation by judgment is particularly valuable when environments are unpredictable and when accomplishing an aid program's goals is hard to accurately measure. Highlighting a crucial obstacle for effective global aid,
Navigation by Judgment shows that the management of aid projects matters for aid effectiveness.