We want International Aid to be effective. To do the right thing at the right time. But the how is as important as the what. Layers of partnerships and alliances, and fast changing situations make working efficiently a challenge. Business processes and management structures need to be on top of this. These mechanics of aid - how we plan, how we manage, how we coordinate, and how we monitor - are crucial to achieve effective aid. Making Aid Work is to make it efficient as well as effective, and to build robust systems that deliver.